French Bakeries in Dallas, Texas

In Texas, French culture and gastronomy is alive and well. Here are some favorite local bakeries in Dallas, Texas area where to indulge and savor our favorite French treats Continue reading French Bakeries in Dallas, Texas


Walmart Feeds your Inner French Foodie !

French Products Found in USA Supermarkets.It’s amazing the number of French products found in American supermarkets all over the USA. Here’s a selection found at Wal-Mart Superstore to make your inner Frenchie feel right at home! Some staple French brands are perhaps even more popular in the USA than in France. From traditional French bread, cheeses and wines to escargots, boudin and andouilles en passant par Le Petit Marseillais!
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Les Petites Madeleines de Proust

Les Petites Madeleines de Proust 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 me faire prendre, contre mon habitude, un peu de thé. Je refusai d’abord et, je ne sais pourquoi, me ravisai. Elle envoya chercher un de ces gâteaux courts et dodus appelés Petites Madeleines qui semblent avoir été moulés dans la valve rainurée d’une coquille de Saint-Jacques. Et bientôt, machinalement, … Continue reading Les Petites Madeleines de Proust

Croque-Monsieur or Madame: French Grilled-Cheese Sandwich!

A Croque-Monsieur is simply a  yummy grilled ham and cheese sandwich. It originated in French cafés and bars as a quick snack. Typically,Emmental or Gruyère cheese is used. The name is based on the verb croquer (“to crunch”) and the word monsieur (“mister”). The sandwich’s first recorded appearance on a Parisian café menu was in 1910. The lady version of a  Croque-Monsieur is served with a fried egg or poached egg on top and is known as a Croque-Madame (or in parts of Normandy a croque-à-cheval). According to the Petit Robert dictionary, the name dates to around 1960. The Croque-Mademoiselle or Miss version  is associated with many different sandwiches, from diet recipes to desserts. These are some original bite-size Croque-Monsieur and Croque Madame we found at the Cheese Store in Beverly Hills! … Continue reading Croque-Monsieur or Madame: French Grilled-Cheese Sandwich!

Faites sauter les crêpes!

Faites sauter les crêpes ! Le 2 février en France on fait sauter les crêpes pour la Chandeleur  ( Candlemas)   pour célébrer le retour des jours ensoleillés ( la crêpe symbole du soleil) ! Aux USA , mis à part le Super Bowl, c’est aussi Groundhog Day! Selon la légende, la marmotte annoncera le début du printemps ! Si le temps est nuageux lorsque la marmotte sortira de sont trou alors le printemps arrivera vite mais si le soleil est au rendez-vous alors la marmotte surprise par son ombre retournera vite se blottir dans son trou et l’hiver suivra son … Continue reading Faites sauter les crêpes!

Macaron Mania in Los Angeles !

Macaron Mania in L.A! A macaron is much more than an almond cookie! It is a melt in your mouth sensual experience which comes to us originally from our Italian neighbors… I think Catherine de’ Medici  brought them over to France… In Italy, macarons still exist in the form of amaretti, small almond cookies made from almonds, sugar and egg whites. Eventually the macaron became a meringue– macarons or almond-flavored meringue common in France in the first few decades of the 20th century. It wasn’t until the early 1930′s that the “macaron” took on  a Parisian flair as it known today when an … Continue reading Macaron Mania in Los Angeles !