Paris Paysanne Podcast Episode 20: Girl Meets Glass, My Parisian Life, and Seasonal Cocktails


In episode 20 of the Paris Paysanne Podcast I talk with Tanisha Townsend about drinking habits in the States and France as well as her love of wine. We'll also meet up with Paris cocktail specialist Forest Collins of 52 Martinis for another instalment of Seasonal Cocktails, Then I'm joined by Yanique Francis, founder of My Parisian Life


With 10 years of experience in the wine & spirits trade, Tanisha Townsend is a dedicated and innovative wine & spirits educator. She is a Certified Specialist of both Wine & Spirits as well as a French Wine Scholar. Tanisha's background spans the globe. She is a professional speaker at wine events & festivals as well as a professor teaching collegiate level beverage courses in both the United States and Europe. She has also developed and delivered training programs for retailers, restaurant waitstaff, and bartenders.

Tanisha is the founder of the blog Girl Meets Glass.  Follow her on Facebook and Instagram. To find out more about the plaes Tanisha mentioned in our interview look for: Le Barav, L'Avant Comptoir, and Carrousel Française.


Cocktail Expert Forest Collins is the creator of 52martinis, an online guide to the best cocktail bars in Paris and other small batch boozy news, and she will soon release the complimentary bar guide smartphone application. As a freelance drinks writer, she has written for Drinks International, Serious Eats, World’s Best Bars, and PUNCH drinks about the Paris cocktail scene. She regularly judges cocktail competitions, sits on the jury that selects the worlds 50 best bars and especially enjoys carrying out interviews with interesting industry personalities for her audio show/podcast, Paris Cocktail Talk. Be sure to download her Paris Cocktails App to guide you through drinking in the city!

You can find the recipe for her original cocktail, The Fifth Season in My Paris Market Cookbook. Check out the sustainable cocktails at the following bars that Forest mentioned: Mabel and Bisou.


Yanique Francis is a wedding planner and travel consultant living in Paris for over 10 years. She is also the blogger behind the city guide MyParisianLife that focuses on sharing not only the best and new hot spots of paris but giving an authentic local experience of the city. She's stylish, creative and full of energy. Hailing from Jamaica via NYC she's an international woman, and champions women to live a brave life on their terms.

Follow Yanique on Facebook and Instagram.


Interested in learning more about craft coffee and beer in Paris? Or the best place to go for a glass of natural wine and a delicious lunch? Pick up a copy of My Paris Market Cookbook: A Culinary Tour of French Flavors and Seasonal Recipes.

Complete with simple, seasonal recipes and tips on discovering the best of the New Paris My Paris Market Cookbook makes a great gift for your fellow Francophile!