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!

Interview David Laroche Los Angeles!


[Flashback] Interview David Laroche à Los Angeles  (French Version) “C’est possible et ça commence maintenant!” Rencontre avec David Laroche à Los Angeles, prodige de la confiance en soi , 27 ans, plus jeune conférencier, plus de 200 interviews de personnalités, plus de 5 000 000 vues sur YouTube.  “« Un grand et inspirant jeune homme dont la destinée est de changer le monde » selon  Mark Victor Hansen, co-auteur de Bouillon de poulet pour l’âme : 500 millions de livres vendus dans le monde Lorsque David m’a répondu lui même par téléphone, je ne pouvais plus reculer! “Tu seras fière de toi demain!” m’a-t’il … Continue reading Interview David Laroche Los Angeles!

74th Golden Globe with a French Twist in Los Angeles


74th Golden Globe 2017 with a French Twist in Los Angeles –  Beverly Hills! One of my favorite actresses  Isabelle Huppert won Best Actress in a Motion Picture Drama for “ELLE” which also won a Golden Globe for Best Foreign Film. French-American Damien Chazelle won Best Director and Best Screenplay for the phenomenal 7 win Golden Globe Award Winner   “LA LA LAND”!  Congratulations to all the winners and nominees !       Continue reading 74th Golden Globe with a French Twist in Los Angeles

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!

Charles Aznavour in Concert ! October 28 at Hollywood Pantages


Charles Aznavour the entertainer of the century is back in LA ! During his North American Tour, Monsieur  Aznavour will make a stop for a one night only concert at Pantages Theater in Hollywood on October 28! Concert details: Date & Time: October 28, 2016 at 8:00 PM Venue : Hollywood Pantages, Los Angeles, CA For more information and tickets click here   “Pendant mes quatre-vingts années ans de carrière, j’ai joué dans plus de soixante films, j’ai composé plus de 800 chansons, chanté dans six langues différentes. Mais surtout tout ce que j’ai fait je l’ai fait avec amour et sérieux, … Continue reading Charles Aznavour in Concert ! October 28 at Hollywood Pantages

Rentrée Littéraire 2016 eBookez-Vous !


Ce mois-ci nous vous proposons de nombreux nouveaux romans en eBook dans  la sélection “Rentrée Littéraire 2016” chez Ebookez-Vous. La rentrée littéraire est en France une période commerciale concentrant un grand nombre de parutions de nouveaux livres(tous genres confondus) et qui a lieu chaque année entre fin août et début novembre. Ce « tir groupé » des éditeurs a deux buts à demi avoués : Profiter du bouche à oreille quelques mois avant les fêtes de fin d’année, période où se fait le plus gros de leur chiffre d’affaires. Mettre leurs protégés en bonne place pour l’obtention d’un prix littéraire, dont beaucoup sont décernés … Continue reading Rentrée Littéraire 2016 eBookez-Vous !

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