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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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Home Town: Saint-Dizier, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Living In: Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
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I love the simple joys of life; peaceful moments, nature, sunsets, good friends, good books, uplifting movies and music, swimming, and last but not least good food. I love going back to my home country; France, where my taste buds feel like they are literaly in heaven.

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Cooking Level: Intermediate
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 are what the French call "gourmands". We try to eat healthy and spend a l…
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Living In: Dijon, Bourgogne, France
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Cooking Level: Professional
Home Town: Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte D'azur, France
About me: Catering Chef - Movie Industry TV Series "The 4400"- "SupernaturaL"-"Witches of East End"....
 

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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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