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French onion soup, Soupe à l’oignon recipe

One of the most famous soups in French cuisine, this grated cheese and onion soup is supposed to be a great way to fight a bad hangover! Discover how it is a tradition for weddings in France and how it was invented by a French king in my new video! I had a lot of fun making the video with my friend Su. She is a great francophile and offered to make this soup together using the new terra cotto cookware she ...

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Bébé Baguette!

Introducing... French and perfect bébé! Since my baby was born 18 months ago I've had a lot of fun cooking for him and trying to develop his taste for good things. Thought I could share some recipes with you to try and make a French and perfect bébé at home! Here is the first recipe. Baby baguettes. So French and perfect! What do French baby eat when they are teething? Bébé baguettes of course! They are perfect to soothe gums when teeth are coming... ...

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Start the year like a Queen! Make a King’s cake!

Galette des Rois is the first cake of the year in France. What's best than sharing a cake with your friends and relatives to start the new year? During the whole month of January, French people meet and share a galette together. This King's cake is named after the Three Wise Men who are said to have come to visit baby Jesus on the Twelth day after his birth. They brought fancy presents, and the French traditionally celebrate this fact by bringing ...

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Cold soup for summer: Vichyssoise!

My poor non French people, Here is is the best refreshing recipe for a hot summer : French and perfect VICHYSSOISE! I cooked it recently when I went to NY for a book signing of The Everything Easy French cookbook at the Maille boutique. I took advantage of the trip to meet Adrienne, of XOXOcooks, who has a great youtube channel. So what do you cook when you're a French and perfect girl in New York? Well, a French and perfect NY recipe ...

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French and perfect ladies that lunch!

Bonjour my poor non French people! Very excited to share with you so share the first video of a new series: French and perfect lunch! Where I join friends and cook them lunch.. And make a video! Today's recipe is made at my friend's Alexia's in West Hollywood, with talented photograph Marie Nahon and Consuelo Chozas, from Vere Verto. Au menu: Carottes râpées, Côtelettes d'agneau au soja, Pommes de terre sarladaises, Spinach à la Dumas, and strawberry salad   Bon appétit les amis!  

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Oh Mon Porc!!! Why Rillettes are the Best

My dear, poor, non-French people, If there's anything you have to learn from me and about French food, it's this beautiful French saying: "Tout est bon dans le cochon". Yes, everything is good in the pig (and I'm talking about the animal, right, not these filthy disgusting persons who are often sadly compared to this beautiful and generous animal)... Most recipes coming from parts of this animal are simply delicious, and as the saying says, every part of the pork is good to ...

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Bake basque and feel better! Gâteau basque

My poor non French people, Are you one of these strange persons who always fantasize about going back to their childhood, "back to the future" way? I thought I wasn't. I'm actually living with someone who is part of this weird crowd, obsessed by buying toys you had when you were a kid, or the smell of a perfume that's "exactly as this particular glue I used at kindergarten". I don't consider myself nostalgic of the past, I will never say ...

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Better than pizza: Pissaladière!

My poor non-French people, Non non non, I swear! Summer is not over! At least not here, in California, where the wonderful weather is now getting kind of scary: after four years here, I must admit that I am now nostalgic with the fall and the winter season in Paris. It's strange to live under an almost constant fine weather. Time passes strangely, there are no markers... Apart from one sad one: the day the tomato disappear. I mean the real tomato. ...

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Read it, bake it ! TEN Cookbooks I Love…

My dear, poor, non French people, Do you remember when it all started? That exact moment when you fell in the "cauldron of magic potion", as the French and perfect hero Obelix would say ? I fell in love with cooking with one book. "Desserts en bande dessinée" (Dessert recipes in comic books). My mom bought it one day and my boring wednesday afternoons (kids dind't go to school on Wedneday in France) and never-ending summer days were over. Whenever my brother and I didn't ...