YouTube: Alex French Guy Cooking
Alexis-Gabriel Ainouz, known by his YouTube viewers as Alex French Guy Cooking, is a self-taught cook who gets seriously geeky about his food experiments. What I love most about his channel is that it is easy to follow, with recipes that are a breeze to execute, no matter what your level of expertise is. Some of my favorite episodes include the “How to Make Bread” … Continue reading YouTube: Alex French Guy Cooking
4 Funny French Movies
Ever since I watched my first foreign film, I thought that most French movies were far too esoteric or dark for my taste (even the funny ones). What I eventually discovered is that while there are those types of films out there, there are also some great ones that are closer to your favorite American comedy than you’d expect! Take a peek at four of … Continue reading 4 Funny French Movies
Bah, ouais – Rosé!
A friend of mine once gave me his summer mantra: “If there ain’t pink in it, I ain’t drinkin’ it.” I knew there was a reason I liked him. Rosé is the official summer beverage in this house (alternating with panachés and pastis). I love it because it’s served chilled and is a nice wine that lies between red and white, and because of this … Continue reading Bah, ouais – Rosé!
Word Wednesday: la bouffe
The literal translation of bouffer is to “puff up” (it’s almost onomatopoeic, really). But nowadays, people sometimes use it in place of manger (to eat), making la bouffe another word for food. I used to have a group of friends who set aside money each month in a bank account so we could go out and have an extravagant meal every so often. The name of our club? La … Continue reading Word Wednesday: la bouffe
Leave me in Arcachon
My husband Fabien spent a great deal of his childhood summers in Arcachon, like many people from Southwest France. This beachside town reminds me vaguely of Carmel, with gorgeous buildings, manicured streets, and retirees enjoying the calm and leisurely pace year-round. I’d only stopped in Arcachon once before, on our way back from a road trip to San Sebastian; this time, Fabien wanted me to … Continue reading Leave me in Arcachon
Pour Me a Panaché
One of my absolute favorite things about French cities (even small villages) is walking up to a cafe, sitting outside, and having a drink while people watching. On a trip to Bordeaux, we capped off a week of rain with a couple days of some of the warmest spring weather I’ve ever experienced in France, and found ourselves stopping at the Couleur Cafe (28 Rue … Continue reading Pour Me a Panaché
Word Wednesday: pique-nique
It’s the perfect weather outside for a pique-nique! Continue reading Word Wednesday: pique-nique
YouTubeur du Jour: Andy Raconte
Model, vlogger, self-admitted chieuse. Continue reading YouTubeur du Jour: Andy Raconte
Music Monday: Fréro Delavega
Jérémy Frérot and Florian Delavega are best known as the French duo Fréro Delavega, a pop-folk group that participated on France’s version of The Voice in 2014. After being eliminated in the quarterfinals, they released their self-titled album (which went triple platinum), and in 2015 released Des ombres et des lumières. I don’t remember how I heard about them but I really fell in love with … Continue reading Music Monday: Fréro Delavega
Roger La Grenouille
Guess what this restaurant specializes in? Continue reading Roger La Grenouille
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