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 … Continue reading Jambon-Beurre Iconic French Sandwich
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 … Continue reading Galette des Rois Tradition and 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 … Continue reading French Macarons 10 Easy Steps Recipe
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 … Continue reading Galette des Rois – 3 Easy Recipes
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 … Continue reading Tarte aux pommes
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 … Continue reading Let Them Eat Crêpes!
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 … Continue reading Soupe à l’Oignon Gratinée aka. French Onion Soup
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 … Continue reading Mardi Gras Beignet or Pets d’âne
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 … Continue reading La Bûche de Noël – Yule Log Cake
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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 … Continue reading Les Petites Madeleines de Proust
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 … Continue reading Croque-Monsieur or Madame: French Grilled-Cheese Sandwich!