Jambon-Beurre Iconic French Sandwich

The Jambon-Beurre aka Le Parisien or Paris Beurre sandwich is a French iconic sandwich that has been around since the 19th century born in the Halles of Paris during the workers' lunch break. What more simpler than half a baguette smothered with butter and a few slices of deli ham! This is a classic and … Continue reading Jambon-Beurre Iconic French Sandwich

Galette des Rois Tradition and Recipe

On January 6th all over France, we celebrate Epiphany Day 12 days after Christmas with La Galette des Rois which is reminiscent of the biblical Christian tradition of the three wise men’s journey or Les Trois Rois Mages bearing gifts of gold, myrrh, and incense following the birth of Jesus. The three wise men or … Continue reading Galette des Rois Tradition and Recipe

French Macarons 10 Easy Steps Recipe

10 Easy Steps Recipe to Make French Macarons It's amazing how these delicious bites of heaven only contain 3 basic ingredients: almond flour, sugar, egg whites. Here are ten (10) easy steps to making authentic French Macarons. The possibilities are endless when it comes to the filling, the traditional filling is buttercream and you can also … Continue reading French Macarons 10 Easy Steps Recipe

Galette des Rois – 3 Easy Recipes

This is an easy Galette des Rois recipe for Epiphany Day or La Fête des Rois which is a French tradition on January 6 read more about it here too. I've made several times at home and it is delicious. This is a basic list of ingredients with 3 variations for the almond filling that I adapt … Continue reading Galette des Rois – 3 Easy Recipes

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, … Continue reading Tarte aux pommes

Let Them Eat Crêpes!

Sweet or savory, crêpes are always a favorite treat or quick meal in any French household. There's nothing easier than making crépes. You will need: 2 cups Flour 4 eggs pinch of salt 1.4 cup melted butter 2 cups  of milk 2 tbs sugar Making crêpes is all in the wrist or the tour de main. … Continue reading Let Them Eat Crêpes!

Soupe à l’Oignon Gratinée aka. French Onion Soup

Soupe à l'Oignon Gratinée aka. French Onion Soup French onion soup anyone? Soupe à l'oignon gratinée,  SVP! Here's a little background: originating back in the Roman times, onions were readily available and this was a popular cheap daily soup... because the French know how to make wonderful things out of nothing. So easy to make... … Continue reading Soupe à l’Oignon Gratinée aka. French Onion Soup

Mardi Gras Beignet or Pets d’âne

Beignet (ben-YAY) comes from the early Celtic word bigne meaning "to raise" and French for "fritter" made from deep-fried choux pastry or "pâte à choux". Beignets,  a New Orleans specialty, are fried, raised pieces of yeast dough, usually about 2 inches in diameter or 2 inches square. Sprinkled with sugar or coated with various icings, … Continue reading Mardi Gras Beignet or Pets d’âne

La Bûche de Noël – Yule Log Cake

The traditional "Bûche de Noël!" or Yule Log Cake is formidable all holiday long!  It usually comes in: chocolate, coffee, raspberry or my favorite "crème de marrons" chestnut cream. Do you make your own bûche? If not, find it here >>> Top 10 French Bakeries in LA     Pinterest Twitter Facebook Instagram   © Copyright … Continue reading La Bûche de Noël – Yule Log Cake

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 … 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, some good quality swiss cheese such as  Emmental or Gruyère is recommended.   The name is based on the verb croquer ("to crunch" or to take a bite ) and the word monsieur ("mister" or sir ). The sandwich's first recorded appearance on a Parisian café menu was in 1910. The lady … Continue reading Croque-Monsieur or Madame: French Grilled-Cheese Sandwich!