Chocolate truffles or Les Truffes au Chocolat are French inventions and delicacies for the holidays. They taste decadent and rich but are really child's play to make. They were created quite by accident in the kitchen of Chef Escoffier when his apprentice made une boulette or a mistake and covered it up with cocoa powder. … Continue reading How to make French Chocolate Truffles
Here is a Collection of French Gift Ideas that I enjoyed putting together hoping it will inspire you for the holidays but also at any time throughout the year for that special occasion, birthday celebration, anniversary, or just because! I think you'll find that there's something for everyone and for … Continue reading A Collection of French Gifts Ideas
Every culture in the world has its own cultural preferences, customs, traditions, celebrations, its own regional food specialties, and goodies. In the U.S people will rave about their childhood Oreo or chocolate chips cookies. In France, we have many regional specialties and goodies which I like to refer to as … Continue reading Childhood French Goodies From LU
In France chocolate is a big thing, we know it's an aphrodisiac and a delicious sensual indulgence but it's also an art form, it's a passion, and it's not only for eating! Since its creation in 1994, every year there is a show called "Salon du Chocolat" celebrating and dedicated … Continue reading Salon du Chocolat aka Chocolate Week™ is Back!
Limoges Porcelain Boxes honor the French tradition worldwide, are collectibles that will last a lifetime, and make magnificent French gifts for all occasions.
We celebrate the indomitable French spirit with a sampling compilation of French-Inspired Gift Ideas from French A L.A Carte Blog that you can easily find online for your family, friends, and/or favorite Francophile. You'll find a variety of ideas for every taste to bring France a little closer to your … Continue reading French Inspired Gift Guide For All
Black Friday in the U.S is typically the day after Thanksgiving or Le Black Friday aka Vendredi Fou (Crazy Friday). (This year with the Coronavirus Confinement Lockdown in France), we have compiled some Made in France online shopping ideas to get a head start on your holiday gifts. From Savon de Marseille to LU Chamonix … Continue reading Le Black Friday Made In France!
La Maison Rigaud founded in Paris in 1842 is one of the oldest perfumeries in the world. All of their products are manufactured in France or Made in France. Rigaud home fragrances are timeless, for example, the Cyprès candle – the first one created by Rigaud in 1960 – remains an international luxurious timeless and … Continue reading La Maison Rigaud Made in France Smell Good Gifts
Bonjour my Francophile readers, I had fun selecting some French-inspired gift items for you. Some are humorous and totally cliché (although truthfully I really wouldn't mind an authentic Laulhere Heritage Bérêt in my favorite color Fushia 🙂 some truly celebrate the Made in France artisans, others are more practically French, and still some are just … Continue reading The Ultimate French-Inspired Gift Guide
There is an art of gift-giving in France, faire un cadeau is an exquisite art built in the French lifestyle, etiquette, and savoir-vivre. For example, it is still considered lacking manners to show up at someone's house as a guest "Les mains vides" or empty-handed without a little something to bring for the hostess: a bouquet … Continue reading The Art of French Gift-Giving
This selection of items is specifically Made in France to promote French savoir-faire and sustain our French Heritage and economy. Most are old traditional French Maisons that represent the best of France's artisanship and craftmanship and are still operating in France. Others started manufacturing in France and import also all over the world. Made in France … Continue reading Made in France Gift Selection
Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! It's that time of year again, Beaujolais Nouveau has arrived! The 3rd Thursday of November at exactly 12:01 AM marks the launch of the newly harvested wine the French call "Beaujolais Nouveau" just in time to enjoy and celebrate with the Thanksgiving meal! In the US, the most popular Beaujolais … Continue reading Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! 2019