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 … 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 … Continue reading The Art of French Gift-Giving
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 … Continue reading Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! 2019
Did you know? French confectionery is full of regional specialties. Every region of France has its own “bonbon”. Ahh, sweet and beautiful France! It is an art to make old-fashioned candies with artisanal methods. Candies of our childhood, the real candies of … Continue reading Sweet Childhood Memories: Candies of France
Ricard® Pastis, France’s most popular and beloved spirit, presents its exclusive Bastille Day Gift Box including a 750ml bottle of Ricard, collection glassware, a pourer, and a new cocktail recipe. Continue reading Un petit jaune?
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
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
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 … Continue reading Saucisson Made in USA
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 Pascale Fortunat’s Passions Productions under the auspices of the French Consulate of France in LA, many sponsors as well as awesome vendors from Crêpes Xpress Café, Tartine O’ Chocolat to specialty items from XX Xcessory Xtras to name just a few. Each year this festival attracts thousands … Continue reading Highlights in Pictures of Bastille Day Los Angeles Festival
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 … Continue reading Fondue,Raclette,and Tartiflette!
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 … Continue reading Nutella® Breakfast Tour
A Retrospective in pictures and highlights of the 11th Annual Bastille Day Los Angeles event produced by Passions Productions and hosted by The French Connection Radio featuring the LIVE entertainment organized by Cabaret Versatile. Continue reading Bastille Day Los Angeles Retrospective