Lindsey Tramuta

Lindsey Tramuta is a Paris-based food and travel journalist and the author of the forthcoming book The New Paris (Abrams, 2017). She has lived in Paris since 2006.
To Discover How the French Really Eat, Follow These 5 Instagrammers
Enabled by images of two-hour lunch breaks, picture-perfect farmers markets, Julia Child-approved hearty stews, baskets of bread, and pastry shops dotting every city block, it’s easy to reduce French eating habits to caricature. While some of those things are prevalent (not the two-hour lunch break — that’s fading fast), culinary predilections among French people today go well beyond romanticized cultural narratives.
May 30, 2019
4 Real French People Share Their Everyday Wines
There are few things as synonymous with French living as wine, enjoyed as much for everyday moments as for special occasions. And while preferences run deep —as deeply as those for cheese, coffee, and chocolate — you might be surprised by what real people pour on a daily basis. My (French) husband and I always have a bottle of red wine on hand, but our selection isn’t based on oenological expertise or extensive experience traveling through wine regions.
May 24, 2019
5 Ways Living in France Has Shaped My Food Values
I’ve spent the last decade living and working in France. Aside from learning how to be fashionably late and to take pleasure in friendly debate, being an expat has greatly informed my habits and values. The most notable impact has been on my relationship with and approach to food (for which I am extremely grateful). Here are five ways living in France has shaped my culinary values. This oft-bandied-about platitude is, for many, a means of assuaging feelings of guilt after overindulgence.
May 24, 2019
How France — Yes, France! — Introduced Me to Thanksgiving
Growing up in the United States, my family’s Thanksgiving tradition looked nothing like the holiday my friends and classmates celebrated. That’s largely because everyone in my immediate family was vegetarian and therefore ill-equipped to handle or cook meat. So while I was exposed to turkey talk and aware of the traditional feast, I didn’t realize how much there was to love about Thanksgiving — until I moved to Paris.
May 24, 2019