FIVE AT FIVE {Dinner #3} Review – Willy Wonka


  It’s hard to think of a more appropriate theme for Chef Ian Kleinman’s night of FIVE at FIVE™ than “Willy Wonka” (except for maybe “Gourmet-fied Frozen TV Dinners,” — Ian, let’s talk). But truly the best chef to bring the world of pure imagination to life is Denver’s own culinary wiz … Read more

10 French Foods To Add To Your Grocery List


  Every family has their own special grocery list, but here are a few items that can add a little French flavor to your kitchen and pantry. 10 French Foods To Add To Your Grocery List 1. Cheese – I rotate between a bunch of favorites and recommendations from my friends at … Read more

How To Decorate The French Way and Beautify Your Home For Spring


  If you’re aiming to fit in with the French, your home should fit in, too. Take one look at even the most urban Parisian apartments and you’ll notice that almost all of them have flowers – in windowsills, in vases, and in courtyards, fresh flowers are very French. If you’re like … Read more

Battle of the West-Side LA Croissants: Café Laurent vs. Amandine


  With the recent appearance of the “cronut” in Santa Monica, you may think the days of the traditional butter croissant are numbered. But I’ll beg to differ. There’s a reason a warm, buttery layered stack of dough has become such a stronghold of the French culinary ecosystem, and it’s largely because … Read more