Les Petits Macarons


It wasn’t until the early 1930′s that the “macaron” took on a Parisian flair as it is known today when an enterprising young baker called Pierre Desfontaines, an employee of the legendary Ladurée Maison founded in 1862-  bakeshop and tea salon, thought of creating two macarons or almond-flavored meringue with a sweet almond ganache cream filling in between. It’s amazing how such a delicate and popular melt … Continue reading Les Petits Macarons

Gourmet French Foods in LA!


Gourmet French Foods in LA! AAA Food Source! Established in 1990 Located in the Valley, 20 minutes from Los Angeles, AAA Food Source, Inc. sells to restaurants, hotels and retail shops and their well-stocked  warehouse is open to the public!  Come and discover their great selection of European products: “Mustards, Olive oils, Foie Gras, Charcuterie (saucisson sec, rosette de Lyon, coppa, Perigord duck rillettes, pates, … Continue reading Gourmet French Foods in LA!

Le Foie Gras is Officially Banned in California!


I am having trouble swallowing this news! It feels like a piece of my French culture has been ripped away from me! And I only have foie gras at Christmas time during the Réveillon de Noël for heaven’s sake as a delicacy!   I remember bringing home one year in 2000  a little “terrine de foie gras” from the Ritz Hotel in Paris like it was a … Continue reading Le Foie Gras is Officially Banned in California!