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Le Croque-Monsieur

Did you know there is a National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day? It was Monday April 12 and for the occasion we have chosen to share with you a delicious Croque-monsieur recipe. Croque-monsieur is a hot sandwich, most often made with bread, ham and cheese. It can be decorated and made in various ways, by adding an egg on top, it then becomes a Croque-madame. Extremely simple to prepare, it is nonetheless a tasty classic to make and remake. The Recipe/ La Recette . Ingrédients en Français 8 tranches de pain au levain 400ml de lait 160g de [...]

28 April 2021|Categories: French Recipes|

Women Who Wrote The History of France

Eleanor of Aquitaine, Colette, Simone de Beauvoir... They are queens, writers, or even philosophers and wrote the history of France. Here, we invite you to discover the history of France through the lives of these incredible women who left their mark in the History. The queen, Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204) Queen of France from 1137 to 1152 then Queen of England from 1154 to 1189, Eleanor of Aquitaine is an emblematic figure in the history of France. Eldest daughter of Guillaume X, Duke of Aquitaine, she became Queen of France by marrying Louis VII in 1137. From this union, she [...]

27 April 2021|Categories: France|

La Tartiflette

Tartiflette is a dish of Savoyard origin made with potatoes, bacon, onions and gratinated reblochon. While the creation of the tartiflette is relatively recent, it is nevertheless inspired by a traditional Savoy recipe, the péla. It is a mountain dish that the French like to eat in winter when it's very cold or when they go skiing. The Recipe/ La Recette . Ingrédients en Français 1kg de pommes de terre 200g de lardons fumes 200g oignons émincés 1 Reblochon 1 gousse d’ail 2 cuillères à soupe d’huile Sel Poivre Ingredients in English 1kg of potatoes 200g [...]

29 March 2021|Categories: French Recipes|

The Mindset For Successful French Learning

Do you know the story of Pygmalion? According to legend, Pygmalion, a talented sculptor, one day decided to sculpt a statue of a woman of extraordinary beauty. His project was so successful that, once the statue was completed, the artist fell in love with his work. He couldn't help but kiss her with the intimate wish that his creation would morph into a real woman. Immediately kissed, the statue arose into life, and was embodied in the body of a real woman. His wish had come true. In the social sciences, this story gave its name to the Pygmalion Effect. [...]

25 March 2021|Categories: Tips to Learn French|

Les Crêpes

Chandeleur is a Christian religious holiday celebrated on February 2. The holiday is now associated with "crepes day". This tradition's origin is attributed to Pope Gelasius I, who offered crepes to pilgrims entering Rome. The crepes are made from dough with flour, eggs and milk (however, it is possible to replace milk with water or beer). Cooked on both sides with a crepe maker or pan, it is most often round in shape. There are many ways to eat crepes: hot or cold, salty or sweet with or without toppings; crepes leave much room for creativity. The tradition is to [...]

22 February 2021|Categories: French Recipes|

Chateau For Sale in France

France has more than 30,000 castles in its territory. These castles and their secrets are witness to the country's history. In the collective imagination, they belong to a distant world, the inaccessible world of chatelain's life. But is this chatelain’s life as inaccessible as it is reputed to be? Nothing is less certain. In reality, these monuments of the past, with their always fascinating, sometimes unusual stories are often much more affordable than one might have imagined. Has life in a castle always inspired your dreams? Or perhaps you wonder whether it is really possible to buy a chateau in [...]

19 February 2021|Categories: France, Travel|

The Tradition of the King’s Cake

The King's cake is a galette traditionally eaten in most of France, Quebec, Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium and Lebanon for the day of Epiphany – January 6 or the first Sunday after January 1  – depending on the country. Epiphany is a Christian holiday that celebrates the visit of the three wise men to Jesus. The Story Behind "La Galette Des Rois" (King’s Cake) From Roman origin, the tradition consists in dividing the cake into as many parts as there are guests, plus one. In order to leave things to chance, the youngest present at the table then sits under this [...]

27 January 2021|Categories: French Recipes|
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