Spring time is flying (6/5/2021)

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It is spring in Paris!  The sun is out, the flowers are blooming, and everyone is vaccinating.  Not fast enough for some, but at least finally there is some progress.  As I mentioned in my last email, schools have been closed for the past 3 weeks, but we will find out in a couple of days if the little ones can return next Monday.

Other fun things happening:

  • The French town of Bitche (north of France, near Moselle) has been let back onto Facebook, after falling afoul of its censors.  In case you are wondering, the people there are called the Bitchois.   
  • There are now direct Air France flights from Paris to Denver
  • The Netflix French hit Call my Agent has been renewed for a 5th season!  If you haven’t seen it yet, it is a must.  There are a lot of cameos by French celebrities, which foreigners may not always recognize, but either way the writing and acting is top notch. (A much better and more realistic view of Paris that that other Netflix show we shall not mention.) 

Anyway, here is what is new in the blog:

Easy French Tartare Sauce recipe

The traditional fish and chips may English, but the accompanying sauce tartare (tartar sauce) is all French. And if you are a lover of seafood and breaded meats, the tartar sauce has to be one of your favorites. A tangy and flavorful condiment, tartare sauce is incredibly simple to make. It goes well with fried […]

French Beurre Blanc sauce recipe for the home cook

You may have had it at a high-end restaurant before: delicately baked fish topped off with a decadent French beurre blanc sauce. If that sounds absolutely delicious, and you want to try to recreate that recipe at home, you’ve come to the right place. The classic beurre blanc sauce recipe is made by mixing white […]

Spicy Rouille Sauce Recipe from Provence

French cuisine is not particularly known for its spiciness. The rouille sauce from Provence, however, is the exception. Sometimes called the French version of hot sauce, the rouille is a fast, no-cook sauce that adds serious flavor to everything from meat and vegetables, to sandwiches and seafood. The rouille is a spicy mayonnaise made with olive oil, garlic, saffron, and cayenne […]


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