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, … Continue reading Les Petits Macarons
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 … Continue reading 5 Items to Bring out Your Inner French Chef
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 … Continue reading Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! 2019
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 … Continue reading Sweet Childhood Memories: Candies of France
Cette année la bûche de Noël 2018 c’est chocolat, marrons,café ou citron? Continue reading Bûche de Noël – Christmas Yule Log Cake
In Texas, French culture and gastronomy is alive and well. Here are some favorite local bakeries in Dallas, Texas area where to indulge and savor our favorite French treats Continue reading French Bakeries in Dallas, Texas
Ricard® Pastis, France’s most popular and beloved spirit, presents its exclusive Bastille Day Gift Box including a 750ml bottle of Ricard, collection glassware, a pourer, and a new cocktail recipe. Continue reading Un petit jaune?
French apple pie has nothing to do with its American patriotic cousin from the Vermont state. In France we call apple pie: “Tarte aux pommes” and it is more of a tart than a pie. The difference is that a … Continue reading Tarte aux pommes
Sweet or savory, crêpes are always a favorite treat or quick meal in any French household. There’s nothing easier than making crépes. You will need: 2 cups Flour 4 eggs pinch of salt 1.4 cup melted butter 2 cups of … Continue reading Let Them Eat Crêpes!
Soupe à l’Oignon Gratinée aka. French Onion Soup French onion soup anyone? Soupe à l’oignon gratinée, SVP! Here’s a little background: originating back in the Roman times, onions were readily available and this was a popular cheap daily soup… because … Continue reading Soupe à l’Oignon Gratinée aka. French Onion Soup
Saucisson sec is a favorite charcuterie and a staple classic French dry-cured sausage in French household served with baguette, butter, cornichons and a good glass of red wine. The French equivalent of dry salami, saucissons are cured pork sausages. A … Continue reading Saucisson Made in USA
Beignet (ben-YAY) comes from the early Celtic word bigne meaning “to raise” and French for “fritter” made from deep-fried choux pastry or “pâte à choux”. Beignets, a New Orleans specialty, are fried, raised pieces of yeast dough, usually about 2 … Continue reading Mardi Gras Beignet or Pets d’âne