Category Archives: Food

A Perfect Sunday in a Vineyard in Beaune

Step 1: A simple but satisfying midday brunch on a sunny terrace in the town of Beaune, near Dijon in Burgundy, with good friends, mini-crêpes topped with Nutella, meat-filled bread slices, cold-cuts and a variety of cheeses along with a picture-perfect bowl … Continue reading

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French Winter Comfort Food

The French seem to be well-prepared for the grey, snowy weather that’ been hitting the country since December. I have often found myself watching the traffic problems at Paris airports on the evening news, skating across the icy sidewalks, and … Continue reading

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Fast-Food Foie Gras

Quick, a popular French fast-food chain, offers a 2.90-euro foie gras sandwich (“New Year’s Resolutions Can Wait”)

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Winter Break, French Style

My first Winter Break in France was packed with new discoveries. Among them: Christmas dinner started at noon and lasted 7 hours, which according to my friends is quite normal. The menu: champagne, crackers and chips, wine, three appetizers, more … Continue reading

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Recipe: Fruits Cachés with Pâte d’amande

Advent Calendars are popular here; almost everyone I know has a countdown calendar for Christmas with a “door” on each day that can be opened to find a piece of chocolate or small gift. At my school, the teachers decided … Continue reading

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The Food Edition

Strasbourgeois specialties are influenced by German cuisine- no surprise there. The first regional dish I tried was choucroute or sauerkraut, a kind of shredded, fermented cabbage often accompanied by sausages and small potatoes. It’s delicious although the mound of cabbage … Continue reading

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