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 every budget. You’ll find classic luxurious items as well as original Made in France selections. … 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 gourmandises. These little treats are packed with childhood memories and I suspect that most French … Continue reading Childhood French Goodies From LU

Les Petits Macarons

There are early accounts of the creation of a Macaron almond cookie, which could have been the inspiration for the Macaron we enjoy today. Traditionally it is believed that it was introduced in France by the Queen Catherine de Medici’s Italian chef during the Renaissance. It wasn’t until the early 1930′s that the “Macaron” took on a Parisian flair as it is known today when … Continue reading Les Petits Macarons

Amazing French Movies on Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime Video also has a very nice selection to rent or buy  (I hear there’s a collection of about 150 films and every genre). With an Amazon Prime membership all the movies are free and if you’re just signing up you get to try Amazon Prime FREE for 30 days, not a bad deal! You’ll find many older timeless classics and more recent titles and … Continue reading Amazing French Movies on Amazon Prime

25 Popular French Series on Netflix

Some series are worth watching again until new ones come along and some are just plain binge-worthy. I prefer real life drama, comedies, and action and not so much the dark gloomy ones so I listed just a few in this genre. If you are learning French there’s no better way than to improve your French than listening to the French language and watching a … Continue reading 25 Popular French Series on Netflix

Les Escargots de Bourgogne

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. In Languedoc, France it was a tradition to go snail picking after each rainfall where the snails would get stored in cages to fast for a few weeks … Continue reading Les Escargots de Bourgogne

French Press Coffee, anyone?

A French Coffee Press, also known as a cafetière, cafetière à piston, caffettiera a stantuffo, press pot, coffee press, or coffee plunger, is a coffee brewing device. Did you know that two French inventors (Mayer and Delforge) patented in 1852 a forerunner of the French press? A patent was filed by a Frenchman, Marcel-Pierre Paquet dit Jolbert, officially published on August 5, 1924. We especially like … Continue reading French Press Coffee, anyone?

Les Petites Madeleines de Proust

Les Petites Madeleines de Proust Extrait de Marcel Proust, À la recherche du temps perdu, Du côté de chez Swann, 1913. “Il y avait déjà bien des années que, de Combray, tout ce qui n’était pas le théâtre et le drame de mon coucher, n’existait plus pour moi, quand un jour d’hiver, comme je rentrais à la maison, ma mère, voyant que j’avais froid, me proposa de … Continue reading Les Petites Madeleines de Proust