Category Archives: France

Food Speaks in Many Tongues – Edible Idioms in 17 Languages

Porridge Head! Sweetie-Pie. Adaptable Tomato. Every language uses descriptive food phrases as insults, endearments, warnings and advice. Here is a smorgasbord of food metaphors and idioms in 17 languages including French, ASL, Danish, Chinese, German, Spanish, Turkish, Hebrew, Italian and Arabic Continue reading

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We’ll Always Have (Tea Time in) Paris

When in Paris, indulge in afternoon tea. The writer and her daughter discover funky, vintage, classic and elegant tea salons: La Fourmi Ailée, MILK, Musee Jacquemart-André and the king of them all, Thé Mariage Frères. Continue reading

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Socca – A Cross-Cultural Culinary Catch

Socca, a gluten-free chickpea flatbread is a popular street food of Nice, France. Guest blogger, Jeannette Ferrary describes its cross-cultural roots and provides a simple recipe for this delicate, sultry crepe with a nutty taste. Continue reading

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Buckwheat Crêpes and Bon Voyage

French buckwheat crepes (galettes) are savory, scrumptious and gluten-free Continue reading

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An Evocative Bowl of Bouillabaisse at La Note

Bouillabaisse, France’s fabulous fish soup at Berkeley’s La Note. A little history and a lot of shellfish. Continue reading

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Get Lucky this New Year’s with Food from Many Cultures

A whirlwind tour of lucky New Year’s foods from France, Germany, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Denmark, Japan, Mexico, and Greece. Continue reading

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La Fleur De Lyon caters to the East Bay’s Francophilia

French Chef’s Pastries Conceal Secrets in their Crust You may have noticed the charming Frenchman with his trademark knotted scarf at the Grand Lake or Montclair Farmers’ Market, chatting in a melodious French accent with loyal customers as they procure … Continue reading

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Take a Free French Pastry Class

On a damp, gray Sunday afternoon, the sunflower yellow walls of La Bedaine stand out like a pat of butter on an aluminum baking sheet –entirely appropriate as butter is the key ingredient in the four cookies chef Alain Delangle … Continue reading

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