Today January 30th is National Croissant Day in the United States. So we're jumping on the bandwagon to celebrate of course cause for us Frenchies, every day is croissant day and we don't need an excuse to enjoy our buttery staple! Did you know that croissants (just like French fries) were not originally really French? … Continue reading Happy National Croissant Day!
What a good find! A dozen authentic French Macarons for a fraction of the cost at Aldi's*** and they taste just like their more expensive cousins. These petits macarons are scrumptious and melt in your mouth delightful, just big enough for a blissful bite. This sweet naughty dozen offers 12 handmade macarons and the flavors … Continue reading Les Petits Macarons chez Aldi
"We are a 150-year-old brand and want to evolve and be a part of the change." says Ladurée. With the current global pandemic Ladurée has had to adapt and temporarily close its stores, according to local rules and have even started a Ladurée Relief Fund for US employees. Ladurée has 8 locations across the United States, … Continue reading Ladurée’s Digital e-Commerce Revolution
On January 6th all over France, we celebrate Epiphany Day 12 days after Christmas with La Galette des Rois which is reminiscent of the biblical Christian tradition of the three wise men’s journey or Les Trois Rois Mages bearing gifts of gold, myrrh, and incense following the birth of Jesus. The three wise men or … Continue reading Galette des Rois Tradition and Recipe
‘Burgundy snails’ this is Helix species of snail Roman snail Il pleut il mouille c'est la fête à la grenouille but it's also la chasse aux escargots! When it rains the frogs come out but it's also open snail season especially after thunder or early morning dew. « Quand l’orage gronde, l’escargot corne »When thunder roars, the … Continue reading Les Escargots de Bourgogne
In 1968 in France, there was a tv commercial for the LANVIN® chocolates starring Salvador Dali and his infamous mustaches saying: "Je suis fou du chocolat Lanvin! I'm crazy about Lanvin Chocolate". I am also crazy about this chocolate especially the Lanvin "Escargot! I remember receiving a huge box of Escargots as a gift from … Continue reading “Je suis fou du chocolat Lanvin!” Dali
Do you know the story of the French foil-wrapped Christmas chocolate called Les Papillotes de Noël ? These delicious treats got their names from Mr. Papillot. It all started in 1790 in Lyon , France with the chocolate maker Monsieur Papillot, his niece, and his apprentice. When Mr. Papillot's apprentice fell in love with his niece, … Continue reading Les Papillotes de Noël
It's like having your very own French Sommelier making the best French wine selection and shipping them to you right at your door step! Welcome to SomMailier French Wine Club founded by Laurent Yung from Bordeaux, France. Laurent comes from five generations of winemakers, and his passion for wine developed at an early age. Today, … Continue reading Sommailier French Wine Club
This year's label artwork winner is by California artist Maeve Croghan with her painting Russet Vines. Also new this year, there are over a million bottles in the U.S and each bottle of 2020 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau contains a special cork imprinted with an individual code and every cork is a chance to win the "First Wine of the Harvest" Cork Sweepstakes!
Local restaurants have taken a huge economic loss due to the coronavirus shutdown. Let's support our local businesses during this difficult time for everyone in Texas. On the French side, we have found a couple places that offer Take-Out, Curbside or Delivery in the DFW Metroplex when you have that special craving for French goodies like bistro foods, … Continue reading French Take-Out, Curbside, Delivery Orders in DFW Metroplex
The Super Easy Macaron Recipe is already on the blog but if you're looking for ultimate simplicity try the pre-measured mix Angel Bake Macaron Mix created by a French Chef which will yield about 30 macarons or even better get the 6 pack which makes 180 macarons! Just add water, mix, pipe, and bake. No gluten, … Continue reading Everything you need to make French Macarons at home
10 Easy Steps Recipe to Make French Macarons It's amazing how these delicious bites of heaven only contain 3 basic ingredients: almond flour, sugar, egg whites. Here are ten (10) easy steps to making authentic French Macarons. The possibilities are endless when it comes to the filling, the traditional filling is buttercream and you can also … Continue reading French Macarons 10 Easy Steps Recipe