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Vive French Revolution!

RECIPE: Rose Cream-Filled Birthday Cupcakes with White Chocolate Ganache

Happy 1st Birthday, French Revolution! French history is full of important dates. The 14 juillet, the start of the French Revolution, is, of course, most famous. Less widely acknowledged and less widely celebrated is the equally important 13 avril, today, … Continue reading

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Crème de la Crème

Thanks, Révolutionnaires, for voting in December’s French Liqueur Poll. The winner (trumpets, horns, drums): crème de cassis, a sweet black currant liqueur that garnered forty percent of the vote. The liqueur got its first big break in the Kir and … Continue reading

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Dreidel, Dreidel, Dreidel (Part I)

Only, I didn’t make it out of clay. I made my Hanukkah this year, as do most of us, from brisket, potatoes, challah, and deep-fry oil. And though I didn’t exactly wait for my food to be dry, it did … Continue reading

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The Existential Fondue

Sometimes, when I’m walking down the street in Chinatown, surrounded by fake Fendis and Vuittons and Pradas, I ask myself, “Will anyone know this is fake?” It seems that this thought process is not limited to fashionable Manhattan women hoping … Continue reading

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Say Cheese!

It has been said that Charles de Gaulle once uttered the seminal and lactose-inspired words: “How can you govern a country where there are 246 different types of cheese?” Ile de France makes three of them. The company held a … Continue reading

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Who Moved My Cheese?

Most French people, myself very happily included, have a healthy relationship, some might even say a passionate relationship, with cheese. Manchego and I, for instance, are inseparable, and meet each morning for a breakfast rendez-vous, where I promptly devour poor … Continue reading

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Getting Serious

Chers Révolutionnaires, I have more news to share! I have taken an internship writing for SeriousEats.com, a fantastic food blog dealing with all things culinary at the heart of the heart of the culinary world, New York City. Visit here … Continue reading

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