In the United States, there's a day for everything! So today on October 14 we celebrate National Dessert Day to indulge in delicacies without guilt. The word "dessert" originated from the French word "desservir," which means to clear the table or the last course to serve. On this day, let's indulge in French desserts, why … Continue reading French Desserts, anyone?
This French Bakery is oneof my favorites and it is called Main Street Bakery & Chez Fabien Bistro. It is located in Grapevine, Texas also known as the Christmas Capital on historic Main Street. During the holidays Main Street is especially festive as people come from all over to enjoy the Christmas spirit, holiday lights, and … Continue reading Main Street Bakery
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 … Continue reading La Madeleine Bakery Café
Paris Baguette is a French-inspired bakery chain from Korea founded in 1945 that first opened in Paris, France in 1988. This Korea based chain is owned by a group called SPC Group which operates a number of food and beverage brands in Korea. Today Paris Baguette has over 3,500 locations and franchises around the world … Continue reading Paris Baguette
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
Just in time for the holidays, LADUREE opened its sweet macarons shop at The Grove in Los Angeles this week! Later this month, another location will open on Beverly Drive in Beverly Hills. As with its other locations, Ladurée will offer an exclusive macaron flavor for Los Angeles: passionfruit! Pinterest Twitter Facebook Instagram … Continue reading Ladurée Macarons is open in L.A !
Who Makes the Best Baguette in L.A? The French take their bread and baguette especially very seriously, it is not just bread especially outside of French local ingredients (although it contains very basic ingredients: wheat flour, water, yeast, and common salt) it is a cultural art to make the "perfect " baguette! (read the history of … Continue reading Who Makes the Best Baguette in L.A? ?
Check it out next time you're in Studio City! I almost don't want to tell you about Belwood Bakery ***, cause it's a wonderful little piece of quiet heaven right on the Blvd in the city! (except during lunchtime rush hour) I especially loved the private quiet patio on the side and the warm atmosphere … Continue reading Belle Bakery
There's a new bakery in town! It's called FROGS! by Chef Jean-Luc Labat, the first certified ORGANIC French Bakery in Greater Los Angeles! So now you can eat delicious French baked goods from a 5-star pastry chef from the Fouquets on the Champs Elysées in Paris right here in Los Angeles and not feel too guilty about … Continue reading FROGS! First certified ORGANIC French Bakery in the US!
Cronut™ from Beauvais to New York and when in LA!? Yes, I admit it, I resisted posting about Cronut™ Because to me a donut is a donut and a croissant is a croissant but then, I found out that the creator and inventor of the Cronut™ Dominique Ansel is originally from my hometown in Beauvais, France … Continue reading Cronut™ from Beauvais, France to New York, London, and Los Angeles
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 … Continue reading Le Pain Quotidien
Macaron Mania in L.A! A Macaron is much more than an almond cookie! It is a melt in your mouth sensual experience that comes to us originally from our Italian neighbors. I think it was Catherine de’ Medici who brought them over to France. In Italy, Macarons still exist in the form of amaretti, small almond cookies … Continue reading Macaron Mania in Los Angeles!