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

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

Saucisson Made in USA


Saucisson sec is a favorite charcuterie and a staple classic French dry-cured sausage in French household served with baguette, butter, cornichons and a good glass of red wine.  The French equivalent of dry salami, saucissons are cured pork sausages. A mixture of lean pork and pork fat, salt, sugar, spices, and sometimes alcohol combined to … Continue reading Saucisson Made in USA

Highlights in Pictures of Bastille Day Los Angeles Festival


On Sunday, July 14, 2013, from noon to dusk, Angelenos celebrated the true spirit of Bastille Day all over Los Angeles!!!  Bastille Day is France's annual tribute to the storming of the Bastille prison on  July 14, 1789, that helped spark the French Revolution. Now in its 12th  year the Bastille Day Los Angeles Festival produced by … Continue reading Highlights in Pictures of Bastille Day Los Angeles Festival

Fondue,Raclette,and Tartiflette!


Fondue, Raclette, and Tartiflette! It's time to take out the fondue pot and the Raclette! These dishes are traditional French winter dishes and my kind of comfort food! It's a good occasion to invite friends &  family over and celebrate the French convivial way! La Fondue Savoyarde is a fun cheesy dish made melted cheese: Swiss, … Continue reading Fondue,Raclette,and Tartiflette!

Nutella® Breakfast Tour


Nutella® Breakfast Tour is giving out free samples and reclaiming its good name all over the USA! Nutella® is coming to Los Angeles on December 5-8 2012! Like many French kids, I grew up on Nutella® and my kids love it too especially oozing in warm homemade crepes or even and especially by the spoon! Made of natural wholesome … Continue reading Nutella® Breakfast Tour

Happy 1st Birthday Blog! Le blog fête ses 1 an!


Dear Friends, Today on April 29, 2012, this little blog celebrates 365 days, about 80 posts, over 13,000 hits and a handful of very special followers and bloggers that made all the difference! There's nothing like a little "like" here and there and comments to bring it all to life! So  Thank "YOU"!   Happy Birthday … Continue reading Happy 1st Birthday Blog! Le blog fête ses 1 an!

Les bonbons de France!!!


  Les bonbons de notre enfance,  les vrais bonbons de France aux parfums naturels (que l'on ne craint pas de donner à nos propres enfants - la plupart sans couleurs chimiques ni additifs!) Je me souviens en me lêchant les babines: les carambars, malabars, berlingots, réglisse, Bêtises de Cambrai, bonbons à la violettes, nougat,  les … Continue reading Les bonbons de France!!!