La Fête Des Rois (Kings Day) January 6th Holiday Tradition In France

La Fête des Rois is a traditional celebration in France on January 6.  Since this is not an off work day it’s celebrated the first Sunday of January, unless the first Sunday fall on  New Year’s day. In such case it’s celebrated the following Sunday.

This year, January 6 is actually falling on the first Sunday of the year on the dot. While this holiday is very popular in Europe, it’s not celebrated here, so you may not know what this is about at all.  In this post I am going to give you a bit of a story and tradition in celebration of la Fête des Rois.

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The 13 Desserts of Christmas An Old Christmas Tradition in France

There use to be a time when people celebrated Christmas in more simple and meaningful  ways, in France, and the night before Christmas, Christmas Eve, called “réveillon” in French, was a night of remembrance and celebration.

Such celebration was emphasis by a special festive dinner after the midnight mass.  Such dinner had to include 13 desserts which has a specific meaning.  Such Christmas Eve dinner was traced back to 1683, even though it might have been older than that.

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Walnut Squares (Carres aux Noix) Perfect Christmas Dessert

Walnut Squares (Carrés aux Noix) is the perfect Christmas dessert, and today I want to share with you my mother’s own recipe of this delicious Christmas treat. Why is it called Carrés aux Noix? Well because this Read more

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HomemadeTurkey Soup

I hope you had a great Holiday and enjoyed a nice family meal.  I know that for most of you the menu included turkey.  But what do you do with the left over of the turkey?

With the left over of the turkey, you can make an excellent turkey soup.

This is the soup I made with the left over of my Turkey last night. It’s very easy and just delicious.

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My Chocolate Almond Cake – Excellent Holiday Dessert

The Holidays are upon us and this means that I am going to share lots of recipes on this blog for the upcoming few weeks.  I am not going to post another post about my Turkey recipe as I did it last year, but I am going to update that post with new home made pictures.

Today I wanted to give you my chocolate Almond cake recipe which could be a great holiday dessert.  This cake is pretty easy to make and absolutely delicious.  Plus, in order to help you, those who are visual people, I’ve taken a picture of pretty much every single step.

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Crêpes Aux Champignons (Mushroom Stuffed Crêpes)

I am starting to post more and more personal recipes on this blog.  If you like to cook, you may want to check my turkey recipe, my brioche recipe, my apple tarte  recipe, my cheese soufflé recipe, or even my strawberry salad recipe.

I grew up around cooking and even though I may not be passionate about cooking as some people truly are, I do cook a lot. So here are some of my recipes for you.

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Cheese Soufflé (Soufflé Au Fromage)

I thought I would do another recipe today.  If you’ve missed my apple tarte last week, make sure you check it out. And if you are in a mood for a more complicated recipe you can also check my home made brioche with my own step by step pictures.

In this post I wanted to give  you my cheese souffle recipe.  Some people say that souffle is hard to make, but I disagree.  I can make a souffle in less than 20 minutes.  Unfortunately, I do have the measurement only in grams, not cups or ounces and I find it a bit difficult to convert even with the internet.  But if you don’t have one, you could purchase a gram scale like the one I have for under ten dollars.

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My Homemade Apple Tarte From Scratch

I have to admit that I am a decent cook and baker, but I don’t take any credit for it, because I was raised by a mother who used to be an excellent cook and baker.  Yes, a “cordon bleu” as we call excellent cooks in France. She was so good that people always used to tell her, why don’t you open your own restaurant?

Everything I Know About Cooking I Know it From my Mother

I grew up seeing my mother make just about everything under the sun, but butter.  She used to even make her own bread and yogurts as well as ice cream, sometimes.  And many kind of deserts.  And last but not least every type of home meals we ever had.  Everything my mother made was from scratch. She absolutely never, ever, bought any pre-made anything.  She used to even make the pasta of her lasagnas. So, you could say that I was raised in the best cooking school in town.

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The Lemon A Fruit With Miraculous Anti-Cancer Properties

I have to admit that I have a few connections in France and Morocco who, once in a while, are sending me delightful articles; which articles have been the inspiration for some of my blog posts on this blog.

A few weeks ago, I was forwarded a very interesting article about the incredible healing qualities of the lemon for cancerous cells.  This information came right out of the “institut des sciences de la Santé” (Institute of Health Science).

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What’s In The French Diets That Keeps French People Skinny

Few days ago, I came across someone online asking the question, how French people who eat so much rich food can stay skinny? While I was sending the person a quick reply to that question, I thought I would write a whole blog post on the subject to try to explain this from what I know.

First, let me remind you that I am from France. At this time in my life I still have spent the better part of my life there. So, yes I am qualified to talk about the subject (in case you’re wondering). On the other hand, I have also been spending enough time in the United States to know a thing or two about the food habits of Americans as well.

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January Month Of The Brioche In France

January 6 is a religious holiday in France.  Being a Catholic country, people celebrate what is called “La Fete des Rois”, or more officially, Epiphany, which is the celebration of the Magi to the infant Jesus.

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My French Turkey Recipe

Thanks Giving is upon us! Here is a little Taste of my French Turkey recipe.  Enjoy!

There are many ways to cook a turkey.  As a matter of fact there are as many ways as there are people willing to cook it.  Here I am going to give you a turkey recipe, the French way, or at least one of them as they are many as well.

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French Table Manners – What Are The Main Differences Between French And American Eating Habits And Manners

My previous article in this series was talking about French table manners and etiquette, giving you a detailed list of the do and don’ts of the French table.

Today, this article is going to talk more about the eating habits and manners of the French people, and how it differs from the eating habits and manners of the American people.

The three mains meals, and should I say only meals in France are pretty much like anywhere else, breakfast, lunch and dinner.  So far nothing worth alarming anyone, right?

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French Table Manners and Etiquette

What are some of the differences between American and French table manners and etiquette?

It certainly can be said that there are numerous differences between American and French table manners and etiquette.  Most of those differences are based on the overall cultures of both countries.  While there are many other differences that could be noticed between both cultures let’s discuss today one of the most impressive ones, table manners and etiquette.

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