Yes, Nutella has been around forever and is a staple food in every French household! We enjoy Nutella smothered in our crepes, on our toasts, and even on bananas. We enjoy it like we enjoy peanut butter in the US. … Continue reading Nutella is the original!
The traditional “Bûche de Noël!” or Yule Log Cake is formidable all holiday long! It usually comes in: chocolate, coffee , raspberry or my favorite “crème de marrons” chestnut cream. Do you make your own bûche ? If not, find … Continue reading La Bûche de Noël – Yule Log Cake
Nutella Launches E-commerce store: Nutella Boutique! For Nutella lovers, there is never enough Nutella to go around! By the spoonful, on toast, and of course in French crêpes filled with bananas for a wonderful festive treat, the delicious hazelnut chocolate spread options … Continue reading Nutella Launches E-Commerce Store: Nutella Boutique!
What he wanted was so simple: bread, hearty and wholesome, with a firm slice and a good crust. Alain Coumont learned about bread as a small child, standing on a chair every Sunday watching his grandmother bake bread. As a young chef in Brussels, Alain could not find the right bread for his restaurant. Passionate about quality, he returned to his roots and opened a small bakery where he could knead flour, salt and water into the rustic loaves of his childhood. He called his bakery “Le Pain Quotidien”. Friends and strangers alike come together around acommunal table to break … Continue reading Le Pain Quotidien
French Toast is a yummy luscious breakfast treat in the US with a French twist … but do you know the humble creation and unglamorous origin of French Toast ? French toast, also known as eggy bread, Bombay toast, German … Continue reading The Unglamorous Origin of “French Toast” or pain perdu!
Les Petites Madeleines de Proust Extrait de Marcel Proust, À la recherche du temps perdu, Du côté de chez Swann, 1913. “Il y avait déjà bien des années que, de Combray, tout ce qui n’était pas le théâtre et le drame de … Continue reading Les Petites Madeleines de Proust
Mastering the Art of French Cooking with Julia Child Volume 1 – Click here for a full description Volume 2 – Click here for a full description Continue reading Mastering the Art of French Cooking with Julia Child
A Croque-Monsieur is simply a yummy grilled ham and cheese sandwich. It originated in French cafés and bars as a quick snack. Typically, some good quality swiss cheese such as Emmental or Gruyère is recommended. The name is based on the verb croquer (“to crunch”) and the word monsieur (“mister”). The sandwich’s first recorded appearance … Continue reading Croque-Monsieur or Madame: French Grilled-Cheese Sandwich!
Well, we asked our friends on the French A L.A Carte Facebook Page to take a little poll and tell us where they buy their “croissants” in L.A and vicinity? Thank you for participating and sharing the post and here … Continue reading It’s All About L.A Croissants!
In the series, these Frenchies in L.A… Meet Michèle La Porta, creator of “Starlette Cake™” In 1985, when Michèle opened her very first tea salon “Thé Cool” in the sixteenth arrondissement of Paris, little did she know that twenty-seven years later … Continue reading This is What Sweet Dreams are Made of…
Faites sauter les crêpes! Le 2 février en France on fait sauter les crêpes pour la Chandeleur ( Candlemas) pour célébrer le retour des jours ensoleillés ( la crêpe symbole du soleil) ! Aux USA , mis à part … Continue reading Faites sauter les crêpes!