Confession: Why I Hate the Eiffel Tower

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Can you picture Paris without the Eiffel Tower? I can. And so can many Parisians. The truth is that I don’t really like the landmark and – while I’m blowing your mind – here’s another confession: I lived in Paris for 6 months without even so much as one step on the … Read more

Franco-Foodie Adventures in Los Angeles

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  One of the first questions people ask you in Los Angeles is “where are you from?” because most people aren’t actually from LA. I’m a rare exception, growing up a child of the beach amidst many transplants. But these transplants are what I love most about my hometown. They create an … Read more

Seattle French Food And Adventures

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  August. The month when every Frenchie goes on vacation. This month-long exodus is SO popular in French culture that the word “vacation” is even plural, perhaps to refer to a vacation’s implied multi-week duration. We in the states are not so lucky, but quick summer vacations still make for fantastic adventures … Read more

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

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  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