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Bonjour! The French cuisine has been considered gourmet for centuries. Each dish is created with time, love, and a lot of patience. In the preparation of each plate, French chefs use pinpoint accuracy to subtly balance the flavors between dishes. Known for more than simply bouillabaisse, escargot, and fondue, France holds the key to many mouthwatering dishes.

  • A Slice of Flammekueche

    Traditional Flammekueche (Tarte Flambée)

    Tuesday, 27th February 2018Tyler

    Flammekueche (in Alsatian, tarte flambée in French, and flammkuchen in German) literally translates to “flame cake.” Flammekueche is probably one of the most bizarre pizza-esk dish you’ll ever come across. I mean, just look at the wide variety of names! But, “a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” (William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet). How the name came about is beyond me. I Googled around and couldn’t find anything definitive. But, if you know its history please let me know! I’d really like to find out! What I can tell you about the history of flammekueche has been pieced together from tons of web…

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  • A French Salade Landaise Recipe

    Salade Landaise

    Thursday, 22nd February 2018Tyler

    Quick shameless plug, I made salade landaise as a second course after eating poulet vallée d’Auge (French Chicken with Apples) and it went together beautifully 🙂 Honest to goodness, this is the best salad I’ve had all year. I know it is still February, but this was definitely better than any salad I had last year. That is how good salade landaise really is, and you’ll love it too after the first bite! This incredible gourmet salad is known for duck and being from the Landes region. (You could have guessed that last one by the name, no?) If you Google Landes cuisine, food, history then you…

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  • How to Make Poulet Vallée d’Auge (Creamy French Chicken with Apples) Recipe

    Poulet Vallée d’Auge (Creamy French Chicken with Apples)

    Tuesday, 20th February 2018Tyler

    Poulet Vallée d’Auge (French chicken with apples) is the official chicken dish of Normandy. Its creamy sauce keeps the chicken moist during the entire cooking process. The flavor speaks of an old-timer dish (that is, a dish that takes a long time to make – something that we Millenials usually avoid due to a world of instantaneity). Truth be told, I know you’ll love this dish because of the rich flavors. Poulet Vallée d’Auge (French chicken with apples) is a simple dish that can be eaten with potatoes, apples, rice, or lettuce leaves. The ways that you can eat this are…

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  • The City of Brest's Best Crepes: An Easy and Quick Recipe

    The City of Brest’s Best Crepes

    Wednesday, 14th February 2018Tyler

    Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you are celebrating today (being Valentine’s Day and the 14th day of French February) as I am with a bite of something delicious! (Crepes are beyond delicious, but that may be partially due to how simple they are to make! I mean, I croissants are incredible too but they require a lot more effort!) Yesterday, I had a fun conversation (via text) with a friend. I really enjoyed the conversation and thought I’d dramatize the texting conversation here today… Dramatized Story Vzzzzzt. Vzzzzzt. Vzzzzzt. Tyler looked down from his computer to his phone. The screen turned on indicating that…

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  • Recipe for Homemade French Onion Soup

    French Onion Soup

    Tuesday, 13th February 2018Tyler

    ‘French onion soup, that sounds wonderful!’ ← One of the first thoughts I had this morning after waking up. Well, I had to fulfill that thought! Right? I mean how often do you get to have the food you first thought of in the morning!?!?!? Hmmm… well, actually thinking about it now when I want pancakes, oatmeal, toast, eggs, etc. in the morning I make it. This has to be the first time I planned my dinner upon waking up! But hey, don’t worry I didn’t spend all day working on the soup. It, in reality, only took a few minutes.…

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  • Quick Homemade Crouton Recipe

    Quick Homemade Croutons

    Saturday, 10th February 2018Tyler

    While preparing my French onion soup recipe the other day, I decided to put croutons in my soup (tons of croutons instead of tons of cheese :). And I thought, hey! Why not just describe how to make some croutons really quickly? And whoola! Here we are! Now, I’m going to go out on a limb and believe that you have had a salad. A salad probably with croutons. At least I’m making this assumption that you’ve had a crouton during your life. If you’ve ever had store-bought croutons, then you know that they often are loaded with spices and…

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  • Poulet à la moutarde (French Chicken with Mustard Sauce) Recipe

    Poulet à la Moutarde (French Chicken with Mustard)

    Thursday, 8th February 2018Tyler

    Poulet à la moutarde (French chicken with mustard sauce) is by far one of the most delicious meals I’ve had the privilege to have in the past week. When I first heard about this dish I thought, “More chicken? How can chicken ever get any better than the annual turkey leg (at Thanksgiving)?” And that was when I realized it. Turkey is not chicken. Mind Blown! Haha, just kidding, I’ve always known that turkey and chicken are different birds. Last year I lived on a mountainside (my apartment was really high up the mountain) and during winter wild turkeys would walk…

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  • How to Make Homemade Sourdough Croissants, A Delicious Recipe

    Homemade Sourdough Croissants

    Tuesday, 6th February 2018Tyler

    Happy French February! Today I was inspired to make these homemade sourdough croissants. I hope you like them! It’s a funny story about why I decided to make them… BUT before I do so you should know that the sourdough flavor in these croissants depends on how sour your poolish has become! If the poolish isn’t sour, then you won’t have the full sourdough flavor (but they still will be better than normal croissants). I went disc golfing a few days ago. (I’m a huge fan of the sport, and it’s one of the only sports where you play by…

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  • How to Make Homemade Cream of Fennel Soup, Recipe

    Cream of Fennel Soup

    Thursday, 1st February 2018Tyler

    Hey! Welcome to the first ever French February! To kick off this annual celebration, we’ll take a big hearty scoop of Cream of Fennel Soup. Now, this stuff is amazing. A friend tried this at Le Mas Candille (a 5-star restaurant just outside of Cannes, France) and couldn’t stop talking about it. So, I tried to whip up my own version of this delicious dish. Personally, I think I nailed it. But I’ll leave that up to you. (If I ever run into that guy again with a warm bowl of cream of fennel sitting on hand, then we’ll find out.…

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  • A French Pissaladiere Recipe

    French Pissaladiere

    Thursday, 18th January 2018Tyler

    Yesterday, my brother got engaged! It was really exciting! He asked me to be chauffeur (he wanted a limo-like ride in my Grandpa Car – 1994 Lincoln Town Car), cameraman, and chef on his special night. All day I practiced a gluten-free version of the Asturian cachopo. Then when the time came for me to pick him up, I quickly did my best to plate the food like a pro and rushed off to his apartment. (On my way I realized that I had forgotten to buy him 12 red roses. The next ten minutes felt like a scene from…

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