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Deadly Virus Sparks French Ban On Live Pigs From U.S.

Deadly Virus Sparks French Ban On Live Pigs From U.S.

| May 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

France has halted imports of live pigs and related products from the U.S. in an attempt to stymie a virus that’s killed millions of piglets in North America and Asia.

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Save the Escargot! Snail-Devouring Predator Rears Its Head In France

Save the Escargot! Snail-Devouring Predator Rears Its Head In France

| March 11, 2014 | 0 Comments

The New Guinea flatworm is a vicious little thing with an appetite for snails. Its discovery in Normandy has raised concerns about the fate of Europe’s snails — and France’s famed mollusk appetizer.

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France Battles Scourge Of Ready-To-Eat Meals In Restaurants

France Battles Scourge Of Ready-To-Eat Meals In Restaurants

| July 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

French dining is world famous, but it has a dirty little secret: Many restaurants rely on microwavable, premade meals. A bill that’s already cleared one big hurdle in the French National Assembly would force restaurants to label when their food is made in-house from scratch – and penalize those who lie about it.

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With Warming Climes, How Long Will A Bordeaux Be A Bordeaux?

With Warming Climes, How Long Will A Bordeaux Be A Bordeaux?

| May 8, 2013 | 0 Comments

Climate change is already creating new winners among Europe’s winemaking regions. (Great bubbly from Britain — who knew?) But those changes have also put in doubt the rules and traditions that have defined the continent’s top winemakers for centuries.

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Mon Dieu! Fast Food Now Rules In France

Mon Dieu! Fast Food Now Rules In France

| April 30, 2013 | 0 Comments

The French may have a global reputation as gastronomes, but the majority of their restaurant spending now goes to fast food chains, a new survey finds. The change comes amid shrinking lunch breaks and growing laxity among the French when it comes to their famously rigid food culture rules.

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Baillardran Cannelés

Baillardran Cannelés

Baillardran Cannelés are a chain shop that sells cannelés all around France. Here’s a virtual tour of this culinary gem.

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Ladurée v. Pierre Hermé Macaron Smackdown

Ladurée v. Pierre Hermé Macaron Smackdown

| April 19, 2011 | 5 Comments

Ladurée v. Pierre Hermé Macaron Smackdown: Who has the better macaron?

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Kings of Pastry: Determination, Persistence, and Spun Sugar

Kings of Pastry: Determination, Persistence, and Spun Sugar

| February 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Megan Gordon reviews Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker’s documentary Kings of Pastry.

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Dorie Greenspan ~ Live and Online in Paris, Part II

| February 24, 2007 | 1 Comment

Last week I promised more Dorie and her heart-warming stories of life in France and cooking with Pierre Herme, Daniel Boulud and Julia Child. Voila….! It’s hard for me not to gush. I have found this oh so sweet culinary world to be acerbic so when one of the industry luminaries takes a moment to […]

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Dorie Greenspan ~ Live and Online in Paris

Dorie Greenspan ~ Live and Online in Paris

| February 16, 2007 | 4 Comments

Part I of II The support and endless encouragement of accomplished women in the culinary industry is in a word or two, profoundly inspiring. Whenever I am lost, down on myself, confused, pity party for 1 please, I know I can zip an email off to Jerry DiVecchio (Sunset Magazine), Linda Carucci (Cooking School Secret […]

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La Fete des Amoureux – Valentine’s Day

La Fete des Amoureux – Valentine’s Day

| February 13, 2007 | 8 Comments

Love is nothing short of a national sport here in France and the French claim to celebrate it every day of the year, not just on February 14th. It is more beloved than soccer or philosophical debate, though love plays heavily into both. All store fronts are bedecked with Valentine’s decorations but regardless of the […]

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