French

Lost in Translation: The Nitty Gritty of Learning French

As a Francophile from a very young age and a frustrated practitioner of French for the past 18 months, my relationship with French is very complicated. Here are some reflections after months of
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Dining out in Paris with Kids: One Ex-Pat Mom’s Experience

I wish there was the perfect how-to guide to dining out with kids. Well, other than “Don’t do it. Stay home and cook.”...Bouncing back and forth
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Negotiating à la Française: The Meaning of Non

Anyone who has spent a serious amount of time in Paris knows the word well. Non, Monsieur, it is not possible to have green beans instead of
by Sylvia Sabes
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Le Bougainville: Homemade, Grandmother-Style French Cooking

I recently found myself strolling near the Place de la Victoire, a business district that appeared closed for the day. Continuing in the
by Sylvia Sabes
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A Quaint Mix of Old & New in Normandy’s Seaside Village Honfleur

In late November, as a several-month stint in Paris was coming to a close, I was far from ready to leave. Perhaps it was due to the fact that
by Erin Dahl
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Living, Loving, Learning: An American Photographer on Starting a New Life in Paris

Four years ago, Marjorie Preval did what many have aspired to do: she left behind her life in New York and moved herself and her daughter Kailin
by Marjorie Preval
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Myrthe: A Quality Cantine and 100% French Épicerie Along Paris’ Canal St-Martin

Sandwiched between coffee shop Ten Belles and florist Bleuet Coquelicot, Mrythe is one of the Canal Saint Martin’s newest tenants. In addition to
by Kate Robinson
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Hunting for the Best Boeuf Bourguignon in France

Boeuf bourguignon, immortalized by Julia Child, is a classic French dish. “People don’t make it right because it takes too much time” is a phrase
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Le Procope: A Paris Dining Experience with a Side of French History

Le Procope, a restaurant located in the Odéon area, is a perfect example of how Paris is a city of hidden treasures. Founded in 1686, the site
by Emily Dilling
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Rediscovering the Art of French Cocktails at À La Française

With so many globally inspired restaurants popping up all over Paris, it's refreshing to find a bistrot that feels truly French. At À La
by Emily Jackson
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Eating Locally with My Paris Market Cookbook: A Chat with Author Emily Dilling

Emily Dilling wanted to prove that it is possible to live a more local and sustainable lifestyle in an urban environment. Now five years after
by Kristen Beddard
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Rude or Simply French? Debunking the Cultural Clichés

What is it about Paris that incites such strong feelings? For a city that relies so heavily on its tourism industry, Paris and the French have
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48 Hours in Marrakech

Just three hours by plane from Paris is the red city of Marrakech. There’s a reason the city has been a favorite of creative types and designers.