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Archive for February, 2012

Never Forget to Say: “Maman, je t’aime” (Mom, I Love You) Posted by on Feb 29, 2012

A French love songdedicated à toutes les mamans du monde (to all the mothers of the world.) To all those of us who are lucky enough to still have a mother, but tend to take her presence in this world for granted: Remember that a Maman is a gift that does not last forever… Tell your mother…

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Crème brûlée – with Nutella Posted by on Feb 27, 2012

You like to eat tons of Nutella, with and without bread? And you also like Crème brûlée? Well, then look no further for a dessert recette (recipe) that you will just love to prepare—and taste!    Here’s how to do it, pour quatre personnes (for four people): 30 cl of lait (milk) 20 cl of crème fraiche (fresh cream)…

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The Fabulous Fairytale of a Little French Angel Posted by on Feb 26, 2012

Almost two years ago, we featured une petite fille vraiment adorable (a truly adorable little girl) here on the The French Blog, with an incredible gift for storytelling! Capucine Since then, her improvised video has enchanted so many people around the world, that some have even decided to make a mini film project based on it. Story…

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Survival Guide for Vegetarians in France Posted by on Feb 25, 2012

Yes, it’s no secret, France can be un vrai paradis for all the meat-lovers of the world: Beef, chicken, lamb, pork—not to mention, of course, les cuisses de grenouille (frog legs) and escargot! But… how about les végétariens living out there?  Vegetarians, fear not! Below is a list of words to help you navigate a French menu or food label. Things you want: Végétarien: Vegetarian  Végétalien: Vegan Le soja: Soy Le tofu: Tofu…

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Top 50 Funniest French Names (The Letter A!) Posted by on Feb 24, 2012

Salut!  Did you know that when you are a kid in France, you learn to play a little funny game called “Monsieur et Madame” (“Mr. and Mrs.“) This is pretty much how it goes: – You ask someone: “Monsieur et Madame <some name> ont un fils/une fille, comment s’appelle-t-il/s’appelle-t-elle? “ Meaning: “Mr. and Mrs. <some name> have a…

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The Right French Spelling is *Ça va*—Not “Sa va”! Posted by on Feb 17, 2012

Hey! Salut les amis! Ça va bien…? Tell me, what is the difference in French between “ça“, “çà“, and “sa“? Today’s post will talk about that avec les détails: Whether or not you’ve been fully diagnosed with a desperately incurable case of “coulrophobie” (that -please, try not to laugh- is the serious medical term that describes…

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Back to the Roots: A French-Algerian Rhapsody Posted by on Feb 16, 2012

How long does it take to go on a roadtrip from Paris all the way to Algeria? Probably beaucoup trop longtemps (way too long)! But Hamdoullah (meaning “Thank God” in Arabic, as French-Algerians would say), the cool Uncle, aka “Tonton du Bled”, has fully packed his Peugeot 504 car with plenty of cadeaux (presents) which he bought from…

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