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  • What you should know before going to a Cinco de Mayo party
    What you should know before going to a Cinco de Mayo party
    On May 5, every year many Americans celebrate Cinco de Mayo with festivities filled with mariachi music, dancing, food and of course Coronas. But many of those who celebrate do not know the story behind Cinco de Mayo. Here are a few things you...
  • Try making homemade salad dressing!
    Try making homemade salad dressing
    A fresh, green salad is a standard at the lunch hour or served as a side with a main course. Many restaurants are well known for their salad bars, where you can make your salad according to what your like in it! Naturally, you have to have some...
  • The City of Lights mixes with The Windy City at Expo Chicago 2015
    The City of Lights mixes with The Windy City at Expo Chicago 2015
    “Expo Chicago is proud to announce the resulting programs formed by the French-American Curatorial Exchange, as well as strong ancillary events that will highlight French artists and curators in Chicago during Expo Art Week in 2015,”...
  • French pharmacy beauty brands
    Why women and men love French pharmacy beauty brands
    Online beauty retailer FeelUnique.com wanted to know what was behind the popularity of French pharmacy beauty brands, specifically what drew women and men to elevate the products to cult status. The site’s beauty experts put their heads...
  • 5 Reasons why you should visit Quebec City
    5 Reasons why you should visit Quebec City
    Quebec City is the capital of the Canadian province of Quebec, Canada. Within a 2 hour train or bus ride from Montreal, a visit to Old Quebec makes an excellent day trip (or weekend getaway). It is also a UNESCO World Heritage site that cannot be...
  • The Guild in Nob Hill
    REVIEW: Jacques Becker's 'Le Trou' explores grit and loyalty in a Paris prison
    The plight of men facing decades of incarceration in late 1940s Paris is explored in “Le Trou” (“The Hole”) (1960, France). Screening March 14-15 at the Guild, this film of director Jacques Becker first makes us care about...
  • The real story behind macarons
    The real story behind macarons
    When many think about macarons French confectionery comes to mind. Those colorful, flavorful delicacies have a little known secret: they originate from Italy. Unless you are an avid fan of the Medici family you probably didn't know that the...
  • Terrine
    All-star culinary cast comes together to create Terrine in Los Angeles
    In the city of glitz and glamour, oftentimes the perfect cast has to come together to create the next great restaurant. And that's exactly what has happened at Terrine. French restauranteur Stephane Bombet, who brought us Picca and Mo-chica,...
  • Choosing The Right Door For Your Home
    Choosing The Right Door For Your Home
    There are many different types of doors to choose from for you home. They include swinging, sliding, French, pocket and sectional doors, The best manufacturers include Andersen, Jeld-Wen, La Cantina, Milgard and Pella. Doors can add style and...
  • Bagatelle West Hollywood
    Bagatelle in West Hollywood offering the utmost in cuisine and ambience
    Getting the Vegas itch? No need to drive all the way there. You can just go to Bagatelle to get your party on. But before you do, you must indulge in their exquisite cuisine. The best thing about Bagatelle is, unlike many restaurants in L.A. that...
  • JiRaffe's classic Valdiva tomato tart with Burrata cheese & caramelized balsamic onions
    JiRaffe: Rustic Californian and French flavors intertwine for a culinary journey
    Los Angeles is a city of distant lands and former allegiances. It seems easier to find gold on the streets than to find a native Angelino within the city limits; however, all the travelers and star-crossed food lovers have made Los Angeles an...
  • Fast casual Pizza Studio opening in Baltimore's Charles Village
    Dishing on the new Baltimore restaurants for 2015
    As 2015 kicks off it seems we have some exciting new crop of restaurant openings to look forward to around Baltimore; diverse styles from French, Nepalese, sushi, ramen, burgers, pizza and more. Here goes:HAMPDENAs reported in the Baltimore Dish...
  • Why do the French always look so good? (Part two)
    Why do the French always look so good? (Part two)
    As promised, the next edition of “Why do the French always look so good” is finally here! It’s long overdue, but hopefully I’ll make up for that with some useful insight into French culture and practices. Again, I’m...
  • Rory Curtis woke from a coma believing he was the actor, Matthew McConaughey
    Rory Curtis wakes up from coma as 'Matthew McConaughey': Next came mirror shock
    If you wake up from a coma with a totally new identity, Matthew McConaughey isn’t the worst image you can conjure up for yourself. When Rory Curtis came out of his six-day coma he not only believed his name was that of the famous actor...
  • A fast holiday treat--Chocolate Eclair Cake
    A fast holiday treat--Chocolate Eclair Cake
    How much do you like chocolate eclairs? This spectacular French treat is one that many people prefer to buy than make themselves! These pastries made of puff-pastry, filled with vanilla custard and iced with a chocolate glaze is a dessert that'...
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