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

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! 2019


Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! It’s that time of year again, Beaujolais Nouveau has arrived! The 3rd Thursday of November at exactly 12:01 AM marks the launch of the newly harvested wine the French call “Beaujolais Nouveau”  just in time to enjoy and celebrate with the  Thanksgiving meal! In the US, the most popular Beaujolais Nouveau is George Duboeuf! Georges Duboeuf and family is a premium producer … Continue reading Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! 2019

Sweet Childhood Memories: Candies of France


Did you know? French confectionery is full of regional specialties. Every region of France has its own “bonbon”.  Ahh, sweet and beautiful France! It is an art to make old-fashioned candies with artisanal methods. Candies of our childhood, the real candies of France with natural flavors ( that we could safely give our children as most have no chemical additives) I greedily remember my own childhood candy-filled … Continue reading Sweet Childhood Memories: Candies of France