La Madeleine Bakery Café


These pictures were taken at La Madeleine Bakery & Café a French bakery franchise in Texas and other states in the USA. It all started in 1976 when Louis le Duff opened Brioche Dorée in Brest, a city in Brittany in northwestern France. Then in 1983, the first la Madeleine location opened in the heart of Dallas, Texas on Mockingbird lane across from Southern Methodist University.   Today … Continue reading La Madeleine Bakery Café

Who Makes the Best Baguette in L.A? ?


Who Makes the Best Baguette in L.A? The French take their bread 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 the history of the Baguette) It is also the ultimate comfort and staple … Continue reading Who Makes the Best Baguette in L.A? ?

FROGS! First certified ORGANIC French Bakery in the US!


There’s a new bakery in town! It’s called FROGS!  by Chef Jean-Luc Labat, the first certified ORGANIC French Bakery in Greater Los Angeles! So now you can eat delicious French baked goods from a 5-star pastry chef from the Fouquets on the Champs Elysées in Paris right here in Los Angeles and not feel too guilty about it…cause it’s all organic and good for you! Check out … Continue reading FROGS! First certified ORGANIC French Bakery in the US!

Cronut™ from Beauvais to New York and when in LA!?


Cronut™ from Beauvais to New York and when in LA!? Yes, I admit it, I resisted posting about Cronut™  Because to me a donut is a donut and a croissant is a croissant… then, I found out  that the creator and  inventor of the Cronut™ Dominiuqe Ansel is  originally from my hometown in Beauvais, France.  And that made me feel very happy…. Bravo Chef ! for your … Continue reading Cronut™ from Beauvais to New York and when in LA!?

Top French Bakeries in Los Angeles


Top 10+ French Bakeries in L.A! French Bakeries or les bonnes Patisseries (for pastries)  et Boulangeries ( for bread)  are spread-out throughout Los Angeles and vicinity and these are my top favorites French Bakeries ( in ABC order…) based on my personal experience and genuine simple goodness & authenticity! My favorite French Bakeries in Los Angeles and environs: Amandine Cafe Avignon French Bakery Champagne Bakery  Champs … Continue reading Top French Bakeries in Los Angeles