French A L.A Carte USA Top 100 French Blog Winner!


I am so happy that French A L.A Carte USA  was named one of  The Best French Blogs for Francophiles  from thousands of top French blogs on the planet in Feedspot index using search and social metrics.  Thank you Feedspot for including my blog on your list in good company! These blogs are ranked based on following criteria: Google reputation and Google search ranking Influence and popularity on Facebook, twitter and other * * social media sites Quality and consistency of posts. Feedspot’s editorial team and expert review Top 100 French Blogs Winners CONGRATULATIONS to every blogger that has made this … Continue reading French A L.A Carte USA Top 100 French Blog Winner!

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

Happy Bastille Day Los Angeles!


“Bastille Day is the name given in English-speaking countries to the FrenchNational Day, which is celebrated on  July  14 each year. In France, it is formally called Fête nationale (French pronunciation: ​[fɛːt nasjɔˈnal]; The National Celebration) and commonly Le quatorze juillet (French pronunciation: ​[lə.ka.tɔʁz.ʒɥiˈjɛ]; the fourteenth of July).!!! ”     Wikipedia Our best resources & finds for Bastille Day in Los Angeles! Bastille Day Explained: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/07/14/bastille-day-explainer-french-independence/12522863/ 7 Spots to enjoy Bastille Day Fete: http://touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-80760384/  Find more things to do to celebrate July 14 here: http://frenchmorning.com/10-lieux-feter-14-juillet-los-angeles/ Best Bastille Day Restaurants: http://www.gayot.com/restaurants/best-losangeles-ca-bastilleday_2la.html Continue reading Happy Bastille Day Los Angeles!

Do You French “Street Talk”?


“Learn casual French or street talk infused with French culture and you won’t be sounding old-school on your trip!” says Valerie Swanson Parmentier author of French Street Talk. This book is a collaborative effort written for 21st century travelers to France whose time has surely come. Infused with French culture it  is sure to be a hit with learners of the French language!  I haven’t met the author of French Street Talk yet but her zest and passion for the French language and her unique upbeat style leaped out of the page and I found her project compelling and very inspiring. Valerie  was recently a … Continue reading Do You French “Street Talk”?