Goût de France 2017/ Good France


Le 21 mars, jour du printemps, Goût de France / Good France vous invite à venir célébrer la gastronomie française. Réservez une table dans l’un des 2000 restaurants participants sur les 5 continents, et participez ainsi au plus grand dîner du monde ! Dans chaque restaurant participant, sous la forme d’un dîner, l’évènement rendra hommage à l’excellence de la cuisine française, à sa capacité d’innovation et aux valeurs qu’elle véhicule : partage, plaisir, respect du « bien-manger », de ses contemporains et de la planète. Participez à ce dîner d’exception en réservant dès à présent votre table ! Liste complète … Continue reading Goût de France 2017/ Good France

Tarte aux pommes


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 pie usually  has another layer covering the filling, while tarts leave it open. It is a classic, every French family has its own grandma recipe and there are many variations: Tarte aux pommes, Tarte Tatin, Tarte  Normande etc… To vary you can also make different tart crust like pâte brisée, pâte feuilletée, pâte sablée etc… Tarts are a popular staple in French … Continue reading Tarte aux pommes

Let Them Eat Crêpes!


La Chandeleur  is around the corner, faîtes sauter les crêpes !  Sweet or savory, crêpes are always a favorite treat or quick meal in any French household. You can also enjoy your crêpes at our favorite crêperies in Los Angeles.     On the Westside at the Farmers’ Market at the Grove: The French Crêpe Company 6333 W 3rd St, Ste 318 Los Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 934-3113 http://www.frenchcrepe.com   In Downtown LA in Spring Arcade Building: Crêpes Sans Frontières 541 South Spring Street Suite 127 Downtown LA , CA 90013 (213) 623-3606 http://www.crepessansfrontieres.com   In the Valley at Universal … Continue reading Let Them Eat Crêpes!

Soupe à l’Oignon Gratinée aka French Onion Soup


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 the French know how to make wonderful things out of nothing. So easy to make… you’ll need these basic ingredients to adjust depending on the amount of soup you want to make: butter  3-6 big onions finely sliced water  flour tbsp  chicken stock  white wine salt & pepper baguette gruyère cheese Melt butter in a big pot and add the … Continue reading Soupe à l’Oignon Gratinée aka French Onion Soup

Vive le Beaujolais Nouveau 2016!


On vous propose quelques endroits choisis pour déguster et fêter l’arrivée du Beaujolais Nouveau 2016 à Los Angeles : Au Petit Paris en collaboration avec Los Angeles Wine Tasting 418 South Spring Street, Los Angeles. Dégustation et Dîner Accords Mets & Vins $15 par personne. Jeudi 17 novembre de 6:00-11:00 PM. Réservations ici. Chez Monsieur Marcel  6333 W 3rd St Ste 150, Los Angeles. Dégustation,  jeudi 17 novembre, de 5:30- 9 :00 PM. Entrée gratuite Chez D’Vine (Wine Cellar Cave) 821 S Flower Street, Los Angeles. $10 par personne. Jeudi 17 novembre de 5:00-9:00 PM. Réservations par téléphone 747-283-8476.       Continue reading Vive le Beaujolais Nouveau 2016!

Saucisson Made in USA


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 mixture of lean pork and pork fat, salt, sugar, spices, and sometimes alcohol combined to give the saucisson its unique flavor. There are of course as many varieties of saucissons recipes as there  are regions of France.  Served during l’apéro thinly sliced as hors-d’oeuvres or stacked in a hearty picnic sandwich, saucisson sec is now  proudly made in the USA ! … Continue reading Saucisson Made in USA

Who Makes the Best Baguette in L.A ?


Who Makes the Best Baguette in L.A ? The French take their breads 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 history of the Baguette) It is also the ultimate comfort and staple  food for the expatriated Frenchies along with the wine and cheese, baked goods and other French specialties goodies etc…  that they cannot live without. We are fortunate to have so many options and great French … Continue reading Who Makes the Best Baguette in L.A ?

Chef’s Table Goes French Style


Chef’s Table Goes French Style Netflix brings us a French twist on the original  delectable documentary globetrotting series “Chef’s Table” with a focus on France.  Now streaming.  I’ve already savoured all 4 episodes. Discover four of France’s Michelin top chefs who are revolutionizing French cuisine, Alain Passard of L’Arpège in Paris, Michel Troisgros of La Maison TroisGrois in Roanne, Adeline Grattard of Yam’Tcha in Paris and Alexandre Couillon of La Marine in Noirmoutier. What an inspiration ! These chefs are driven to follow their art and heart always raising the bar for themselves, experimenting, taking risks, and mostly being true … Continue reading Chef’s Table Goes French Style

Mardi Gras Beignet or Pets d’âne


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 inches in diameter or 2 inches square. Sprinkled with sugar or coated with various icings, Beignets make for a delightful bite of airy fluffiness. Beignets are a version of a sweet doughnut, however it is square without a hole. It is  considered the forerunners of the raised doughnut. However, in France Beignets come in all shapes and sizes depending on … Continue reading Mardi Gras Beignet or Pets d’âne

Beaujolais Nouveau 2015 is here!


Georges Duboeuf’s love affair with Beaujolais is no secret. His legendary palate, his ability to spot great wine and his enthusiasm continue to make him an emblematic figure in the wine industry. His wines are renowned for their consistency, quality and value. Georges Duboeuf currently works closely with hundreds of wine growers (over 400 in the Beaujolais region alone) to ensure the highest quality fruit from each region. They are sold in 120 countries throughout the world. Since this French wine first came to the U.S. in 1982, Beaujolais Nouveau Day has been an annual celebration to honor the end … Continue reading Beaujolais Nouveau 2015 is here!