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From Lait Entiere to Demi Creme; the Crème Dilemma

The French j’adore dairy. From butter to cream and all manner of produits de lait in between, they don’t shy away from slicing off a not-so-small small slab…

Franco-American Food; A New Cassoulet

The classic French Cassoulet recipe starts with soaked and cooked Flageolet beans. They hold their shape well even after many hours of cooking. You can use soaked white…

Tabac? What’s That??

What is a Tabac? How’s is a Tabac different than a cafe? Isn’t a Tabac a cigarette store? Is it a French rule that there must always an…

A Few Great Parisian Wine Bars

There’s no shortage of wine in Paris. There are about 40,000 restaurants in the City of Lights Wine and glasses, bottles and carafes are served at 39,999 of…

J’adore! Paris ❤️ Pâte a Tartiner

It started way back in the 1960s, with Nutella. The origins of the creamy paste, made esentially from hazelnuts, chocolate/cocoa, oil and sugar started long before in Italy…

Did Someone Say…Pâté?

Pâté  pa(h)-TAY, French: [pɑte] is a paste, pie or loaf consisting of a forcemeat that at least contains liver. Common additions include ground meat from pork, poultry, fish or beef, fat, vegetables, herbs, spices and either wine or brandy (often cognac or armagnac). Pâté can be served either hot or cold. There are…

Pique-nique Parfait

Parisians picnic right. And they picnic often. They are true picnic perfectionists, of course with the usual easy-breezy, laissez-faire attitude most Parisians seem born with. Never too fancy…

Chip Game Strong

Paris has cornered the market on innovative chip flavors. The crisps shelves are packed with so many different savory flavors of snacking chip options, it’ll make your head…

Truly Hot Food Spots

There is a common misconception that eating in Paris is expensive. Just like almost anywhere, there are very high-end restaurants and poor values aplenty but maybe even more…

7 Essential French Words and Phrases for Travelers

Most travelers make the mistake of assuming that everyone, all over the world, will be able to communicate in English. Though most of the people you’ll come across…

Top 3 Ways to eat like a Parisian

Breathing in the smell of freshly baked bread is one of the best things in life! And walking the streets of Paris is the ultimate sensory experience. It’s…