How to make French Chocolate Truffles


Chocolate truffles or Les Truffes au Chocolat are French inventions and delicacies for the holidays. They taste decadent and rich but are really child's play to make. They were created quite by accident in the kitchen of Chef Escoffier when his apprentice made une boulette or a mistake and covered it up with cocoa powder. … Continue reading How to make French Chocolate Truffles

A Collection of French Gifts Ideas


Here is a Collection of French Gift Ideas that I enjoyed putting together hoping it will inspire you for the holidays but also at any time throughout the year for that special occasion, birthday celebration, anniversary, or just because! I think you'll find that there's something for everyone and for … Continue reading A Collection of French Gifts Ideas

Childhood French Goodies From LU


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 … Continue reading Childhood French Goodies From LU

It’s always time for bubbly! Champagne Day


If you ask me, any day is a good time for bubbly. However, today October 22 is the official National Champagne Day in the US, in France, we celebrate Champagne mostly on New Year's Eve. so I'll toast to that! I also toast to the French savoir-faire for creating such … Continue reading It’s always time for bubbly! Champagne Day

French Men’s Fragrances by Yves Rocher


Yves Rocher 's Men's Fragrances are made in France with all natural ingredients, there's a fragrance for every man on your list and a wonderful gift for Father's Day or special occasion. From Aromatic and masculine freshness to sensual woods, these fragrance creations are top of the line signed originals. … Continue reading French Men’s Fragrances by Yves Rocher

Bonne et Filou French Macarons Dog Treats


Care for a treat? Have a macaron! Non, non, non not you! These handmade French macarons are the newest luxurious craze for dogs! Yes, these macarons are good enough for you to eat but they have been specially created for your toutou! They are called Bonne Et Filou Pet Macarons … Continue reading Bonne et Filou French Macarons Dog Treats

3 Essential French Baking Products


Nowadays you can find almost anything on the internet and especially on Amazon. As I was preparing the Mothers' Day Gift Selection post and the Father's Day post coming out shortly, it dawned on me that I, as a French native, also look for that nostalgic French product I used … Continue reading 3 Essential French Baking Products

French-Inspired Mother’s Day Gifts


For Mother's Day or La Fête des Mères I have compiled a delightful original selection of French-inspired gifts or petits cadeaux, personally, I really do think it's the thought that counts and prefer thoughtful little tokens of affection (unless it's an exceptional work of art like a Lalique Vase or … Continue reading French-Inspired Mother’s Day Gifts

“Je suis fou du chocolat Lanvin!” Dali


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 … Continue reading “Je suis fou du chocolat Lanvin!” Dali

Les Papillotes de Noël


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 … Continue reading Les Papillotes de Noël