Monthly Archives: June 2011

Tabbouleh and Crudites


French people have much different eating habits than Americans. To describe it the best, you can say that “In France they live to eat, whereas in the US, we eat to live”. This means that French people live to enjoy … Continue reading

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Pasta with Prosciutto and Toasted Pine Nuts


A few days ago, my sister and I went to Bordeaux for ” La fete du Fleuve” ( River Festival). Bordeaux used to be an affluent port in the past, so this festival is celebrating the history of the port … Continue reading

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Moules Marinieres – Mussels


A few days ago, my sister served Mussels for dinner. She served them with Pommes-Frites ( fries). It is customary to serve mussels with fries in France. Mussels and fries is a regional dish from Belgium, and the North part … Continue reading

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La Fete de La Musique ( Music Festival)


On June 21st, two days ago, it was La Fete de la Musique. La Fete de la Musique also known in parts of the world as the World Music festival always occurs on the 21st of June. This festival has … Continue reading

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Speculos


Have you ever heard of speculos? Do you know what they are?  When you flip a page of a cookbook, you will find recipes of anything with speculos. Foie gras with speculos crumble, speculos ice cream, Sea bass with speculos. … Continue reading

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A New Popular Dish in France: Tortillas and Fajitas….


I enjoy coming back to France every summer. I love to come here to wander around the streets and look at old buildings, I love to sit at cafes and watch people walk by, and I love to eat French … Continue reading

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Creme Brulee…. Our Father’s Day Treat


What did you guys do for Father’s Day? Did your spoil your dad or even your spouse? Being far away from home, all I did was sent my best wishes to my husband and hope that my children had done … Continue reading

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Normandie: A must……


France is an amazing country for the variety of scenery and culture that it offers. Traveling through France is like visiting the surrounding countries that are adjacent to her. Indeed, Alsace and Lorraine are reminiscent of Germany, and Bretagne and Normandie, … Continue reading

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Easy Rye Bread


This would probably not happen to most people in the USA, as they are not much  bread eaters. But in France, when bread is part of the meal and French people eat bread with all their meals, bread needs be … Continue reading

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Easy Appetizers: Petites Tartlets


Do you entertain? And if you do, what do you offer as appetizers to your guests? Like most of my friends, I would bet that what you offer is nuts, dips with salsa, maybe cheese with crackers. Am I right? … Continue reading

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