I’m Abra Bennett, a food writer, former environmental policy worker, former personal chef, and a lover of the foods and wines of the world.  I have had the great good fortune to live in France for several years, and it’s my pleasure to share my experience of la vie française with you here on French Letters. I’m currently living on beautiful Bainbridge Island, near Seattle, and thus French Letters is all-American at the moment.


5 Comments on “About”

  1. Jules Greer Says:

    Hi Abra,

    I am absolutely enchanted with your BLOG. Thank you for brightening my days.



  2. zuleme Says:

    I just found your blog somehow. Love the recipe for the clementine cake and will have to try it. How long will you be in France?

  3. Charles Chapman Says:

    Hi Abra! It’s great to hear from you again. I’ve been lurking here for a little while and thought it was time to mention my presence.

    Hugs, Charles

  4. Denny Says:


    I was enchanted to find your blog too (while searching for interesting ways to prepare haricots cocos)! I think you write with much charm and sensitivity. Wonder if we’re neighbors?

    An American in the Tarn

  5. sagewomon Says:

    Hi Abra,
    I am a wee bit of a “Culinary Francophile”, as well as a food stylist for Trader Joe’s. I stumbled upon your website while searching for a Kouign Amann recipe, which I’m now enjoying with my morning coffee. But I cheated on the pastry. I bought the frozen ones from Trader Joe’s and baked them this morning. Looking forward to reading about all your culinary journeys. Thank you for sharing them with us.

    Warm Regards,
    Victoria Sage

    PS Loved the quote about horses and people. Very true!

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