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Potluck meal à la Frenchie ! The Poule au pot recipe

My  poor non-French people, You are so cabbage. Vous êtes trop choux. So cuuuute, if I may try to translate. It’s my fourth November here in LA, and I’m still amazed at how big Thanksgiving is for Americans, and how most of you suddenly get all stressed out and concerned about what you’re going to eat and cook. It’s the one time of the year when you turn into French ! So I’ll give thanks to that this year, and to this wonderful tradition ...

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Be fine in your finances! Make some Financiers!

My dear, poor, non-French people, No chichi between us : I won't put on airs, and tell you the truth just as it is... The sentence you will hear the most in any French conversation right now is not "qu'est ce qu'on mange" (what are we having for lunch) or "où est mon carré Hermes?" (where is my Hermes scarf)... Ok, it might be "qu'est ce qu'on mange", because yes, we French and perfect people are a little obsessed with food, and always will. But ...

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Clap your hands for Clafoutis!

My dear, poor, non-French people, Here is a chance for you all to learn some of my beautiful native language. Want to say Summer in French? It’s very easy. Repeat after me. Cla-fou-tis. Ok, Clafoutis  does not exactly mean summer, (actually, in ancient French in means nailed!) but for most of my French and perfect friends, it's a synonym. Just hearing the word instantly takes me a few years ago, to the garden of my childhood home, back there in Loir-et-Cher. Summer is on, my brother ...

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Quiche Quiche Quiche ! The best Lorraine you can bake

My dear, poor, non-French people, Please stop thinking that we Français are rude and arrogant. OK, we're sometimes a little unpleasant considering your standards, but then what would you have to tell your friends when you come back home? It's for your own good! More authentique!  And actually, I think people love our attitude: last year, more people visited France than there are residents in the country! Talk about the most visited country in the world, oui messieurs! Oui oui!  We are welcoming!  Take my friend Deborah ...

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Mousse au chocolat ! La Vidéo !

My dear, poor, non French people, Are you ready for love?Sweet, tender, amour toujours? I have something right for you... A love and happiness philter! Works all the time! Instantly! Here it is: Mousse au chocolat! Hope you enjoy this video, and the recipe of course! 6 eggs 7 ounces dark chocolate pinch of salt (and a little bit of coffee!) Melt the chocolate in bain marie Seperate the white from the yellows, Whip the egg whites firmly Add the yolks to the chocolate Cover slowly the eggwhite with the chocolate Put to in the fridge for ...

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Pat yourself with some pâté! (how I cracked my grandmother’s secret)

My dear, poor, non-French people, Some secrets are the hardest to break. Family secrets above all. There are plenty in my family, many cadavres dans le placard (and other skeletons in the closet  that every French and perfect family has to have), but I must tell you the hardest for me to crack was this one. La recette du paté de mamie Georgine. My grand-mother is a great  cook. I've already written about her, and about my other grand-mother Laurence, whose bûche de Noël, pain ...

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Go yogurt! Bake a French and perfect cake!

My dear, poor, non-French people, Forget about all the "life is like a box of chocolate" thing. This is absolutely nonsense for a French girl. You always know what you're gonna get with a box of chocolate! Du plaisir!  Pleasure! And maybe a little extra pounds... but pleasure mostly! So let me tell you how life works... La vie, c'est aussi simple qu'un pot de yaourt. Oui oui! Life is very easy. It's like a tub of yogurt. Ok, I'm not sure you'll find this French saying anywhere outside of this ...

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Bite a gentleman! Bake a croque-monsieur !

My dear, poor, non-French people, When is the last time you bit a gentleman? I did it last week to tell you the truth, and always love it. Oui oui, in France, it's very common. It's so regressive... Of course you know that  "Croque Monsieur", a French classic ,  litteraly means "Bite a gentleman". This sandwich à la française can be found in any café or brasserie in Paris... And is a regular at a French and perfect home. My mom loved to cook it on sunday ...

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When life gives you lemon, make Citrons confits!

My poor non-French people, Please, stop thinking that time is never on your side... Yes, aging can make you better! At least when you're a lemon. C'est déjà ça! (At least that's something!) Let me share with you how to make one of the ingredient I use the most in my everyday cooking. Citrons confits are not a franco-french speciality in themselves, as they are mostly used in North African cuisine, but they're also part of many mediterranean recipes, and are great to ...

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French super star Jamel for the mimolette!

My poor, non-French people, You might have read that I've been very busy lately trying to save my dear French mimolette. Well it's my pleasure to tell you now that the French and perfect comedian Jamel Debbouze has joined our fight! I interviewed him last week while on his tour in the US (this was for my "real" job, as a journalist for TV5monde), and he showed well how good in english we French and perfect people are.....   I was so glad to meet ...