French Traditions Blog Posts

Galettes de Sarrasin - Easy Savoury Buckwheat Crêpe recipe

As some of you may know, I'm a little domestically challenged in the kitchen. It's probably more Frenchie's home turf - the kitchen, more than mine. When we first moved in together, I confided in a friend who had lived in Paris before about my feelin...
by My Love for Paris on Nov 27, 2016

The Dîner en Blanc Story

Once upon a time (in 1988 to be exact) a Frenchman named François Pasquier returned to Paris after a period of living abroad. He wanted to celebrate his birthday with friends he hadn't seen while away but didn't have enough room at his place. S...
by My Love for Paris on Jun 19, 2015

Paris and I on our annual romantic Christmas date

For me, being in Paris is like being in a relationship with her. I'm completely besotted by her beauty, I catch myself doing double takes all the time. Even now going on three years. I love being in her presence, I love getting to know her diffe...
by My Love for Paris on Dec 24, 2014

Paris and I on our annual romantic Christmas date

For me, being in Paris is like being in a relationship with her. I'm completely besotted by her beauty, I catch myself doing double takes all the time. Even now going on three years. I love being in her presence, I love getting to know her diffe...
by My Love for Paris on Dec 24, 2014

La fête médiévale de Provins - the Medieval festival of Provins

Once upon a time, in a far away land, lived a little girl called Nhan. Nhan loved visiting places, especially old historic places that made her feel like she had travelled back in time.One day in the middle of Winter (about six months ago), Nhan deci...
by My Love for Paris on Dec 9, 2014

La Baguette (and where to find the BEST baguette in Paris of 2014)

To say the French take their bread seriously is a genuine understatement. The ubiquitous French baguette is the cornerstone of French meals and a common sight everywhere in Paris. It also, you know makes a great travelling accessory for those wa...
by My Love for Paris on Aug 31, 2014

La fête médiévale de Provins - the Medieval festival of Provins

Once upon a time, in a far away land, lived a little girl called Nhan. Nhan loved visiting places, especially old historic places that made her feel like she had travelled back in time.One day in the middle of Winter (about six months ago), Nhan deci...
by My Love for Paris on Jul 9, 2014

France in the Month of May

I love the month of May. I love it not just because it was the month I was born in, but because in France, the month of May represents, the month of 'ponts' - bridges. I'll tell you why ;)This year, during the month of May there are THREE public holi...
by My Love for Paris on May 1, 2014

15 French Language/Cultural Tips to Get By in Paris

So you've planned your trip to France and you've booked those plane tickets! You've also brushed up on your high school French, taken French lessons, listened to French podcasts in the car and read over your French survival guide phrase book wit...
by My Love for Paris on Apr 23, 2014

Easy Peasy Provençal Ratatouille

At least twice a year, we pop down to Cannes to visit John's parents. Once during the Summer holidays and at least another time during the Spring school holidays when John's daughter breaks for two weeks. This time around, I asked John's Mum to...
by My Love for Paris on Apr 20, 2014

The World's Best Bakers Announced at the Bakery Masters 2014

Like a kid in a candy store, I spent yesterday at the 2014 World Bakery, Pastry, Ice Cream, Chocolate and Confectionery Trade Show, EUROPAIN held in Paris. Yes, you read correctly, bread, pastries, chocolates, ice cream, desserts and all you could si...
by My Love for Paris on Mar 24, 2014

EUROPAIN 2014

EUROPAIN 2014 was without a doubt one of the best 'conventions' I have been to in my life.Picture this: a trade show with over 770 exhibitors from France and around the world all gathered in Paris to showcase their finest products, creations, id...
by My Love for Paris on Mar 24, 2014

Super Easy and Fast Homemade Classic French - la QUICHE

Before moving to France I had never made a quiche in my life. I had ordered them at cafés and polished them off quickly enough, but I had never actually imagined making them at home. Too hard I thought.Until, I came over here and I was eat...
by My Love for Paris on Feb 15, 2014

Fast and Easy Homemade Classic French Dish - the QUICHE

Before moving to France I had never made a quiche in my life. I had ordered them at cafés and polished them off quickly enough, but I had never actually imagined of making them at home. Too hard I thought.Until, I came over here and was ea...
by My Love for Paris on Feb 10, 2014

Galette des Rois (King's Cake) time!

It's Galette des Rois time of the year again..!Galette des RoisNormally falling on first Sunday of January, it's a Frenchie tradition that involves the finding of a little hidden trinket in your slice of galette des rois, bestowing you the chance to...
by My Love for Paris on Jan 6, 2014

Joyeux (Bûche de) Noël

This Christmas we attempted to make the traditional Bûche de Noël (Christmas Log Cake), with more success than last year. I like this cake because of the dense packed tea cake texture of the sponge (genoise) and the rum and chestnut cream fill...
by My Love for Paris on Jan 3, 2014
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