How to make French Chocolate Truffles


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. By the way, the expression faire une boulette literally means … Continue reading How to make French Chocolate Truffles

A Collection of French Gifts Ideas


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 every budget. You’ll find classic luxurious items as well as original Made in France selections. … Continue reading A Collection of French Gifts Ideas

Childhood French Goodies From LU


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 gourmandises. These little treats are packed with childhood memories and I suspect that most French … Continue reading Childhood French Goodies From LU

Salon du Chocolat aka Chocolate Week™ is Back!


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 to C H O C O L A T E in all its forms. From … Continue reading Salon du Chocolat aka Chocolate Week™ is Back!

French Inspired Gift Guide For All


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 heart and feel a little bit more French from Made in France items featuring traditional … Continue reading French Inspired Gift Guide For All

La Maison Rigaud Made in France Smell Good Gifts


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 mythical benchmark in the world of scented candles today. Cyprès … Continue reading La Maison Rigaud Made in France Smell Good Gifts

The Ultimate French-Inspired Gift Guide


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 deliciously luxuriously French. You’ll find ideas for your Francophile French-loving … Continue reading The Ultimate French-Inspired Gift Guide

The Art of French Gift-Giving


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 of flowers (avoid chrysanthemums which are for funerals, red roses … Continue reading The Art of French Gift-Giving

Made in France Gift Selection


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 gift items come in all sizes and prices, here’s an … Continue reading Made in France Gift Selection

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! 2019


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 Nouveau is George Duboeuf! Georges Duboeuf and family is a premium producer … Continue reading Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! 2019