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This Unusual French Onion Soup Is the Best You'll Ever Eat

French onion soup is the culinary equivalent of being curled up with a plush blanket in front of a crackling fire. Ooey, gooey, salty, and savory, there is really nothing quite like it this time of...

Gusto Pizza opens next to Encore Bistro, Larchmont...

by gutreactions 3 days ago

Had my first taste of the artisanal pizza at new Gusto Pizza on Chatsworth Ave., Larchmont, and it was delish! The individual Pancetta pie topped with tomato, pancetta, creme fraiche, onion and moz...

Jerome's Carmel Valley Market

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 days ago

Last year I'd posted that Jerome's in Carmel Valley was well-stocked with flour and other provisions that were in short supply elsewhere. https://www.chowhound.com/post/carmel-valley-chophouse-cork...

Chloe's French Cafe in Santa Rosa

by Stephanie Sugars 14 years ago

Read about it in the Press Democrat's Bite Club http://biteclub.pressdemocrat.com/default.asp?item=729062&mode= Anyone been there? Open 7:30am to 5pm weekdays. Closed on weekends. ----- C...

La Panetiere, Rye, to close after 36 years...

by gutreactions 29 days ago

Jacques Loupiac, founder and proprietor of La Panetiere in Rye, N.Y., has sold and will be retiring. He opened the restaurant in 1985 and through the years it prevailed as one of the top French res...

Looking for restaurant recommendations near Disneyland Paris

by RickBehl 15 days ago

Hi, I will be heading to Disneyland Paris for 3 nights in just over a week and will be staying close by to the park. I'm anticipating not a very high level of gastronomy within the park so I thi...

"GEORGE," Toronto - An epic meal to complement the Boy's-Night-Out of two fervent gourmands celebrating a milestone birthday!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 1 month ago

Due to the close proximity of our birthdays, for the past two decades and more, my foodie brother-in-law and myself have been holding annual 'men-only' birthday bash to celebrate this event. With a...

Sarmentine bakery. Santa Rosa.

by seefoo 1 month ago

I hesitate to even speak of this place. It’s so excellent. The white bread loaf will elevate even the most mundane of school lunches. It’s a loaf of white bread. Great crumb, and the flavor so so ...

"Daan-Go Cake Lab," Times Square, Richmond Hill - Overpriced, underwhelming and over-rated!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 months ago

Question: Duo, Ruelo, JW and Daan-Go. What is the common denominator?! Answer: They are all Richmond Hill patisseries, within 5 minutes drive of each other and all owned by pastry chefs who are ...

Home Cooking Dish of the Month July 2021 - CROQUE MONSIEUR and CROQUE MADAME

by herby 4 months ago

Welcome to DOTM reporting thread for July 2021 and Happy Canada Day to our Canadian friends! Our dish this month is Croque Monsieur and Croque Madame. It has been nominated many times but without u...

Help Buying American Bresse Chicken Ready To Cook!

by Gubbins 2 months ago

Hi - I'm a newcomer. On searching this site I see that this topic has come up in the past - but on threads that are too old to add new posts Put simply - I'm a fan of the Bresse chicken - having...

"ALO" – A superlative meal to complement a very special occasion!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 2 months ago

Ever since ALO first opened its door to the delight of the culinary world, awards and accolades from authoritative members of the restaurant critic community had been flooding in. Riding the back o...

How do you flambée safely in an apartment or condo?

by curiouspeter 2 months ago

In a small kitchen with a low hood, is there a way to flambée without starting a fire or setting off sprinklers?

Anyone Remember the French Restaurant on Beacon St. Brookline

by Jill1966 6 years ago

There was a french restaurant when I was in college in the late 80's on Beacon Street in Brookline. I believe Vinny Testa's occupies that space now.TIA

Summer 2021 COTM Cocktail Companion: David Lebovitz's DRINKING FRENCH & Website Cocktails

Caitlin McGrath
by Caitlin McGrath 5 months ago

Welcome to our Summer 2021 COTM Cocktail Companion, where we’ll be stirring, shaking, and sipping our way through David Lebovitz’s Book DRINKING FRENCH: THE ICONIC COCKTAILS, APÉRITIFS, AND CAFÉ TR...

May COTM: Dinner in French main thread

by MonicaMadeIt 6 months ago

Welcome to Cookbook of the Month! During May, please join us in cooking from DINNER IN FRENCH by Melissa Clark. Reporting threads are here: - Eggs, Cheese, Salads: https://www.chowhound.com...

"CASTLE & COAL" - Michelin star caliber French pastry delights!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 5 months ago

For her weekly visit, Evelyn surprised me by bringing up from down-town, a few gorgeous looking and delectable French patisserie from the current, relatively new and highly acclaimed "Castle & Coal...

Bordier Butter pre-order by 4/28 for delivery 5/19 to SF and South Bay

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 months ago

"Demat! All of Frenchery.com's Bordier butters are exclusively Handmade-To-Order. When Bordier receives your pre-order, he will include it in his production schedule and handmade it before it ge...

Cheese Shops in Orange County

by brakkus 6 months ago

Hi all, I'm looking for a good cheese shop with some good French and Alpine cheeses. Stuff like Raclette, Vacherin Fribourgeois, Challerhocker, etc. I know some of the chains carry this but the sel...