French Ratatouille Recipe

The Word ratatouille comes from the occitan word “ratatolah” and somehow became a French dish from the Provence region, but people don’t have to be from Provence to prepare and enjoy this delicious dish.

The ratatouille is a summer dish since the ingredients are summer vegetables.

So today, I wanted to show you how I make my French ratatouille as I’ve learned to make it many, many years ago since my mother and my uncles’s wife made the best ratatouilles ever.

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Chocolate Fondue

This is strawberry and other delicious fruits season, so I thought that I’ll show or remind you how to do a chocolate fondue.

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10 Great French Restaurants For You Next Visit To France

Le Nord – Linternaute.com

I’m not going to lie to you, It’s a known fact that French restaurants are rather expensive.  Not only here in the US, but in France as well. I guess that’s because of the “value tag” that has been put on French food.

Today I wanted to give you a list of French restaurants in 4 French cities. South, South West, East and North of France.  If you like this type of information , over time I’ll cover more more restaurants in other areas of France.

Some of you may know that I’m From Lyon, which is nicknamed the “Capital of Gastronomy” so you can only imagine that Lyon has a lot of restaurants.

Let’s not forget that Lyon is also the city of origin to one of most famous Chefs in the world, Paul Bocuse who owns several restaurants there. So, let start with that dear city of mine.

In this post, you are going to discover 10 great French Restaurants that you may want to visit if you happen to pass by any of those areas on your next visit.

So, let’s start..

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Is The French Wine Industry In Crisis?

In the process of making this blog ever more interesting, and more outreaching to the public, I decided to start blogging more about new worth and interesting topics that are both newer and market targeted.

Of course, I will still write the occasional more personal blog post here and there, but my goal is to reach a larger and new audience with more in depth specific topics such as this one.

Is the French wine market in danger?

The industry of the wine has changed greatly. More and more people all over the world do now drink red and white wine, if not on a daily basis like the French do, at least on a regular basis.

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Chocolate Walnut Cake

I know some of you might not like chocolate and some might not like walnuts, but the creativity of cooking means that you can take any basic recipe and replace it with the ingredients that you do like.

I made this cake yesterday for Thanksgiving dinner as I am not a pumpkin kind of person, but I just love chocolate cakes.

Here is the step by step recipe.

Ingredients for  the Cake

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Five Most Favorite French Desserts

I don’t know about you, but as the Holidays are approaching, I’m starting to thing “sweet.” I could not spend the Holidays without treating me to some sweet, nice desserts. Not that I don’t do all throughout the year, anyway, but Holidays are super dessert treat time for me.

Reflecting on that made me think… hum, what are the 5 most delicious French desserts? Even though France has so many delicious deserts I had to come up with my top five.  So here there are!

Macarons

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My Pear Tart Recipe

Here is the time to use seasonal fruits and make delicious desserts with them.

Last year at about this time of the year I had given you my apple tart recipe, and this year I thought I’ll share my pear tart recipe which is between a pie and cake kind of dessert.

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Delicious Home Made Pizza From Scratch

Have you ever made a delicious home made pizza from scratch?

I’ve made the pizza that you can see below this past weekend.  I hadn’t made pizza in a very long while, but it turned out superb and delicious.  So, today I decided to share my recipe with you.

As for the topping your can put whatever YOU like.  Mine is with anchovies, because I think that it gives a delicious taste to the pizza.

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8 French Foods You Wont’ Find In The US

Cheese Truck

France is most definitely the country of food. I have to say that if you haven’t been to France, you can’t imagine how much food we have there.  Go to any food stores France, and you will understand what I mean.

I haven’t been in all the countries of the world, but I can tell you that among the few countries that I’ve been, France has nothing to envy anywhere when it comes to food variety and quality.

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Strawberry Blueberry Home Made Cake

With spring in full bloom and up coming summer I am going to share some nice seasonal recipes with you guys. Here is my Strawberry-Blueberry Home Made Cake. I hope you’ll try it and enjoy!

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5 Traditional Foods Real French People Cook At Home

This is an excellent guest post from my friend Annie Andre who lives in France with her family.  She coaches people how to move abroad on a budget, and today she wrote a post about 5 delicious traditional foods that real french people cook at home. So, enjoy!

Say the word French food and and what do you think of? Fancy gourmet meals with heavy cream and butter sauces? A big plate of snails and frog legs?

These are the stereotypical meals popularized by the movies and by eager tourists who dine at French restaurants around the world. What you don’t see in the movies or can never know by visiting a French restaurant is what real French people cook at home for their families.

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France Traveler’s Practical Guide

In my series of useful posts for tourists I’ve written about how to use the  Paris Subway  and how to make sure French people won’t be rude to you, so far.  On this post I wanted to gather several must know items that you may be needing when traveling to France.

Where to go for money, sending mail, first aid, emergency numbers and more. I definitely hope that you won’t need any the emergency phone numbers, though, but it’s always good to know them,  just in case.

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Mardi Gras Day Of The Bugnes

FranceTravelAndFood.com

Here it’s that time of the year, again!

What time is that? A time that happens every years around February or March, called Mardi Gras.

As I mentioned in my post last week about la Chandeleur, just about every festive occasion in France comes with food, and Mardi Gras is no different.

As a matter of fact, just the name tells you that there’s going to be some food involved since Mardi Gras, as many of you already know, means Fat Tuesday.

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La Chandeleur Crêpes Day In France

Like many traditions in France, la Chandeleur, a holiday celebrated on February 2nd has both pagan and religious backgrounds.

la Chandeleur is both a mixture of the  commemoration of “the light” and the presentation of Jesus to the temple.

The name ‘’Chandeleur” comes from “chandelles” which is the French word for “candles” representing light.

As all French traditions go it’s also a good occasion to eat something.  in this case, Chandeleur is celebrated with crêpes.

For those of you who don’t know, the crêpe is the French version of the pancake, but it’s very thin and supposed to be filled and rolled or folded to be eaten. crêpe also has a finer taste to it than pancake.

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Is Wine Good For You?

It can be said that wine is part of French diet. Wine is served at every meal (except breakfast) and it is as common as the jar of water on every table. This is especially true for France, Italy and Spain. The three biggest wine drinkers of Europe.

For anyone that doubt the health qualities of wine, you should know that for an adult, to consumed wine (with moderation of course) it’s much better for you than any dark soda or milk.

One of the most known property of wine is that it’s good for your heart. The cholesterol that blocks arteries is low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDP). This is cleared from the blood by high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HPD). Both are carried in the blood. Moderate consumption of wine produces a better balance between the two because of it’s anticoagulant effect.

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