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French Food – Fondue Posted by on Nov 18, 2009

Ever since I had a delicious albeit overpriced fondue with a close friend in Le Quartier Latin eleven years ago in Paris, I have been in love with fondues and my fondue pot. So, I thought I’d share a recipe for Fondue aux trois fromages: Ingrédients 200 g de gruyère 200 g de fromage à raclette…

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French Cuisine – Fromage Posted by on Aug 31, 2009

A few things happened to me when I lived in France that made me begin to understand one of the major points of French culture – le fromage!  First of all, as a student who had to go out and get her own groceries for lunch, one of my first excursions was to a supermarket…

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French Wedding Traditions Posted by on Aug 15, 2009

I was doing a wedding menu (menu mariage) translation today and I came across the word pièce montée, otherwise known as croquembouche.  I have to say that I hadn’t specifically remembered this dessert from the French wedding I attended back in the summer of 2003, but it is all sort of a blur now anyway. …

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French Cuisine – Coquilles Saint Jacques Posted by on Jul 3, 2009

The summer is underway and the pilgrims on St. James’ Way can be seen making their way to Santiago. One of my very favorite appetizers or first course dishes is Coquilles Saint Jacques or what is known in English as simply ‘scallops’.  I don’t know about you, but I find Coquilles Saint Jacques much more…

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Street French II – Food Posted by on Jun 18, 2009

French argot (slang) can be difficult to understand, but it’s really quite fun.  So, today, we’ll talk about some expressions involving food that don’t have so much to do with food really, but might be useful to know.  For example, if you want to say that you are a bit down in the dumps, you…

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French Cooking – Quiche Lorraine Posted by on May 8, 2009

One of my favorite French dishes is quiche and when I was a student living in France, some of the French girls in my dorm used to make Quiche Lorraine for us to enjoy on the weekends.  Here is a recipe I got from one of them: Ingredients: 3 cups flour 10 ½ tblsp butter…

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French Food – Entrecôte Posted by on Apr 6, 2009

I just finished eating a juicy entrecôte (rib steak) and am feeling thankful to the French for this delicious cut of meat…but, then again…is it really French?  And come to think of it, the French fries…I don’t think they are really very French either.  According to Wikipedia, ‘entrecôte‘ is a piece of meat (beef) cut…

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