Thanks for visiting my blog. These are my two lovely daughters (in a picture taken a few years ago, when we had just moved back to Vancouver from France–they’re a lot bigger now!). You’ll find an official bio below, but let me tell you a few facts.
- I’m married to a Frenchman from Brittany (a beautiful coastal region in northwestern France).
- We divide our time between Vancouver and France.
- In Vancouver, I work as a teacher at a university; I love my students more each year.
- My kids love spinach puree (honest). When it appears on the table, they say ‘yum.’ Warms my heart.
Over the past several years, we have been going through a journey as a family: learning how to enjoy life and community through food, unlearning our poor eating habits and attempting to learn better ones. This blog (and my book) were inspired by this personal experience. Now, I’m not a nutrition expert, and I definitely don’t want to convert anyone to French parenting (or any other kind of parenting). My goal is to inspire debate and reflection, and the stories I tell are meant to do just that. So I’d love to hear your thoughts and stories too. Bienvenue!
Born in Montreal and based in Vancouver, Karen Le Billon is an author and teacher. Married to a Frenchman, she has two daughters, and her family divides its time between Vancouver and France.
French Kids Eat Everything (HarperCollins) is Karen’s newest book, a memoir about family and food, inspired by a year spent in her husband’s hometown–a small seaside village in Brittany.
Karen has a PhD from Oxford University, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Rhodes Scholarship, a Canada Research Chair, and Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 award. She currently teaches at the University of British Columbia.
She is one of the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation’s Real Food Advocates.