All over France, we celebrate La Fête des Rois or Kings' Day which takes place 12 days after Christmas on January 6th or on the first Sunday of the New Year with the sharing of the very much anticipated and delicious Galette des Rois or Kings' Cake! Although in most households the galette is enjoyed on Epiphany day and throughout the month of January. Find out all about this … Continue reading La Fête des Rois – Kings’ Day
Stuck Together (2021) aka in French 8 Rue de l'Humanité sets the stage for the Paris Lockdown during the COVID-19 Pandemic, directed by Dany Boon, written by Laurence Arné and Dany Boon and starring Dany Boon, Liliane Rovère (who also played in Call My Agent & Family Business on Netflix), and Yvan Attal. This is a hysterical, and very human comedy indeed with a good balance of dark humor and feel-good human vibes. https://youtu.be/H5psDW5PG4s … Continue reading Stuck Together aka 8 Rue de l’Humanité
Every third Thursday in November we have good reason to celebrate the launch and arrival of a special French wine called as you know Beaujolais Nouveau. It is the first wine of the harvest and we joyfully shout out: "Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!" I have a hunch that this year 2021 will be even more special to pop open … Continue reading Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé!
Every culture in the world has its own cultural preferences, customs, traditions, celebrations, its own regional food specialties, and goodies. In the U.S people will rave about their childhood Oreo or chocolate chips cookies. In France, we have many regional specialties and goodies which I like to refer to as gourmandises. These little treats are packed with childhood memories and … Continue reading Childhood French Goodies From LU
In France chocolate is a big thing, we know it's an aphrodisiac and a delicious sensual indulgence but it's also an art form, it's a passion, and it's not only for eating! Since its creation in 1994, every year there is a show called "Salon du Chocolat" celebrating and dedicated to C H O C O L A T E … Continue reading Salon du Chocolat aka Chocolate Week™ is Back!
The 25th COLCOA French Film Festival is a one-week event that takes place November 1-7, 2021. The Festival is back in person to celebrate a silver anniversary and this year is dedicated to late filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier. Save the dates and enjoy a full week of Premieres and Awards at the Directors Guild of America in Hollywood! "Contrary to what … Continue reading COLCOA 25 French Film Festival
French A L.A Carte Blog is happy to once again be partnering with Newport Beach Film Festival - French Spotlight October 21-28, 2021. The French Spotlight will be held on October 26th from 7:45 -9:50 PM with a special screening of a French Film entitled Love Affair(s) (see trailer and details below) From October 21st – 28th, 2021, the 22nd … Continue reading 22nd Annual Newport Beach Film Festival French Spotlight
Vive les femmes! On the Verge... Vive les femmes! Julie Delpy is a prolific French-American actress, screenwriter, director which I loved seeing in the film 2 Days in Paris (2007) among her other 30 films. She brings a fresh and natural charm with lots of personality to the screen which is refreshing in Hollywood. She portrays marvelously the French-American identity … Continue reading On The Verge – a New Series on Netflix created by Julie Delpy
The quintessential French cheese platter or the "Plateau de Fromage" is a staple at every French meal. With over 400 cheeses made in France in every region, we could easily eat a different cheese every day of the year. Traditionally, there are between 350 to 450 distinct types of French cheese grouped into eight categories, "Les Huit Familles de Fromage" made with … Continue reading The Quintessential French Cheese Tray
Well, it's in the can Emily in Paris will be back for round two or "deux" as announced by Netflix in November 2020. Production filming in Paris began in May 2021 and just ended this month. There's no official release date yet, except for the trailer and we can most likely expect season 2 shortly in late 2021 or early … Continue reading Emily in Paris Returns for Round 2
These are in my personal opinion, the most binge-worthy ( as we say in the U.S) French series on Netflix that I thoroughly enjoyed. These series stood out from the rest for me and hooked me in completely. What they all have in common is first of all, an incredible cast of actors, superbly crafted storyline that transports the captivated … Continue reading Binge-Worthy French Series On Netflix
Bastille Day as we say in the U.S aka Le 14 Juillet is France's National Holiday commemorating the Prise de la Bastille and the start of the French Revolution. The French culture is alive and well in the U.S and there are festivities and celebrations all over America organized by the French Consulates and Embassies in conjunction with the Alliances … Continue reading Celebrate Bastille Day in North Texas