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Developed, defined and refined in France, haute cuisine marks the pinnacle of fine dining. Yet the French, thrilling to the familiar as well as the fancy, also love their casual bistros, where classic dishes (like coq au vin, beef burgundy, and moules or steak frites) are offered at reasonable prices. Indeed, the French possess a high food IQ. Not content to just “shovel it in,” the French take personal and national pride in being well informed about what they eat and drink, where the ingredients come from and how they are produced. Food in France is a complete cultural phenomenon. The French not only invented the restaurant and haute cuisine but also the literary tradition that champions them. The roots of today’s food magazines and celebrity chefs go back to France. Indeed, from hors d’oeuvres to entrees, we all speak the language of French cuisine.
 

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Living In: Paris, Île-De-France, France
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I've been cooking since like ever. As I'm crazy about good American food, I'm really trying my best to get the right shopping list for the right result. However, I always end up making it a bit Frenchy

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Living In: Rouen, Haute-Normandie, France
About me: So I'm a German living in France with my French husband. We work a lot and both love cooking to relax. We both are what the French call "gourmands", like good meals with friends a…
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Living In: Dijon, Bourgogne, France
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Home Town: Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte D'azur, France
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MMMMM... Brownies

Reviewed on Sep. 6, 2014 by Tartelette   view full review
Just the best brownies ever!!

Easy French Onion Soup for Guests

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We always loved onion soup, but I was afraid to make it, thinking that it was a complicated...

Butternut Squash Soup II

Reviewed on Jul. 26, 2014 by yeyet06   view full review
Delicious! Did not change a thing in the recipe.

 
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