Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais King

On Saturday, January 4, 2020, Beaujolais, France, and the wine industry lost one of their most passionate advocates with the passing of Georges Duboeuf the founder of Les Vins Georges Duboeuf, a family affair which started in September of 1964. Georges Duboeuf aka The Beaujolais King was 86 years old. Georges Duboeuf’s love affair with Beaujolais is no secret. His legendary palate, his ability to spot … Continue reading Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais King

La Madeleine Bakery Café

These pictures were taken at La Madeleine Bakery & Café a French bakery franchise in Texas and other states in the USA. It all started in 1976 when Louis le Duff opened Brioche Dorée in Brest, a city in Brittany in northwestern France. Then in 1983, the first la Madeleine location opened in the heart of Dallas, Texas on Mockingbird lane across from Southern Methodist University.   Today … Continue reading La Madeleine Bakery Café

Galette des Rois Easy Recipe

This is an easy Galette des Rois recipe for Epiphany that I’ve made several times at home and it is delicious. This is a basic list of ingredients that I adapt depending on if I am using almond paste or almond flour (grounded blanched almonds). Basic Ingredients Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets (aka pâte feuilletée) 2 cups (or more)  almond meal/ or almond flour* 3/4 cup unsalted … Continue reading Galette des Rois Easy Recipe

Les Petits Macarons

It wasn’t until the early 1930′s that the “macaron” took on a Parisian flair as it is known today when an enterprising young baker called Pierre Desfontaines, an employee of the legendary Ladurée Maison founded in 1862-  bakeshop and tea salon, thought of creating two macarons or almond-flavored meringue with a sweet almond ganache cream filling in between. It’s amazing how such a delicate and popular melt … Continue reading Les Petits Macarons

5 Items to Bring out Your Inner French Chef

Made in France since 1925, Le Creuset has been making joy in the kitchen for over 90 years with its signature range of iconic cast iron cookware, tableware, kitchen tools and more.   Now with your very own Le Creuset French Cast-Iron Dutch Oven, you’ll be better equipped to make your famous Coq au Vin or Boeuf Bourguignon in no time! You can find simple to follow recipes … Continue reading 5 Items to Bring out Your Inner French Chef

French Gifts for Bébé

French Gifts for Bébé This has got to be my ultimate favorite selection! Every baby deserves to experience a bond with Sophie and to smell so yummyliciously Frenchly good (how would you say that in French? 🙂 I could go on and on about Mustela Product Line which has been thriving for over 60 years. (more to come on this brand) In France, I don’t think … Continue reading French Gifts for Bébé

The Ultimate French-Inspired Gift Guide

Bonjour my Francophile readers, I had fun selecting some French-inspired gift items for you. Some are humorous and totally cliché (although truthfully I really wouldn’t mind an authentic Laulhere HeritageBérêt in my favorite color Fushia 🙂 some truly celebrate the Made in France artisans, others are more practically French, and still some are just deliciously luxuriously French. You’ll find ideas for your Francophile French-loving friends, … Continue reading The Ultimate French-Inspired Gift Guide

10 Classic French Perfumes

Perfume is a luxurious necessity that has the power to uplift, inspire, comfort, arouse. captivate, intoxicate and seduce…  it makes me feel good and I miss it terribly when I am out. I’d rather just wear an essential authentic oil than a cheap perfume.  Perfume is a powerful trigger of emotions and a myriad of feelings and nostalgia. One whiff and I am transported back … Continue reading 10 Classic French Perfumes

The Art of French Gift-Giving

There is an art of gift-giving in France,  faire un cadeau is an exquisite art built in the French lifestyle, etiquette, and savoir-vivre. For example, it is still considered lacking manners to show up at someone’s house as a guest “Les mains vides” or empty-handed without a little something to bring for the hostess: a bouquet of flowers (avoid chrysanthemums which are for funerals, red roses … Continue reading The Art of French Gift-Giving

Top 10+ French Cliché Gifts

Sometimes it’s better to be totally ridiculous than totally boring. I think it was Marilyn Monroe who said something like that. In this case, I’ve compiled a list of totally ridiculously stereotyped and cliché French items that would make the perfect gift for your Francophile French loving friend.  Some of these items are pretty cool and totally French and would make fun gifts. So here’s … Continue reading Top 10+ French Cliché Gifts

Made in France Gift Selection

This selection of items is specifically Made in France to promote French savoir-faire and sustain our French Heritage and economy. Most are old traditional French Maisons that represent the best of France’s artisanship and craftmanship and are still operating in France. Others started manufacturing in France and import also all over the world. Made in France gift items come in all sizes and prices, here’s an … Continue reading Made in France Gift Selection