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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...

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L'Avenue Bistro, Leaside - Any one been recently? How good is the food?!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 7 years ago

Looking for some delicious French/Continental Bistro food in the Bayview/Mount Pleasant/Davidsville area. Been to almost all - Simple, Le Croisee, Left Bank, Mogette...etc Haven't tried L'Avenue...

A French Bakery coming to SF/North Beach

by tre2012 6 years ago

Marcia G./Tablehopper reports there is another addition to the (unofficial) croissant war in Northern CA: "New French Bakery Coming to North Beach: Un Fil à la Patte". This seems a preliminary news...

June 2014 COTM - My Paris Kitchen: Desserts (Les desserts), Pantry (Ingrédients de base)

by delys77 7 years ago

Greetings all! Please use this thread to post your reviews of the following: Desserts (Les desserts) Pantry (Ingrédients de base) Remember to review the thread in order to ensure you repl...

Help me with my Lyon Itinerary please

by set0312 6 years ago

Hey everyone, I'll be in Lyon for a month and would love your help. Using a mix of chow hound and Michelin and google, these are some of the places I've came up with. How does it look? Anything I n...

How do I replace Hamersley's as my "go to" special occasion restaurant? (Very detailed list of criteria inside!)

by johnblacksox 7 years ago

I *love* Hamersley's Bistro. I live a little over an hour away, west of Boston, and for every special occasion, or when I just want a great evening out, I book a table at Hamersley's. Now that...

Moustache Cafe closed?

by Chowpatty 17 years ago

I just heard the Moustache Cafe on Melrose closed. Of course, I hadn't been there for 20 years, but still, it's sad to lose an old favorite. Anyone have memories of favorites there?

' La Croisee ' - Leaside's new French Bistro with cozy, romantic ambiance and delectable Burgundian Food!

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 8 years ago

During the past few weeks, fellow Chowhounders have been reading a lot about the new "Bistro92", a French Bistro headed by a La Tour D'Argent trained chef. Although the food was good but unfortunat...

Approaching Wine at the French Laundry???

by Oklahoman 11 years ago

Background Information: Hi! I am new to Chowhound and this is my first post so bear with me. My husband and I are visting the San Francisco area next week (April 21-25). We will be spending the...

Parisian restaurant good for children

by Suzyby 7 years ago

We are visiting Paris in January and wish to thank the family who have been hosting our daughter on French Exchange in Versailles.They have been wonderful with Amelia and I would really like to ...

Chez Papa [San Francisco]

by roxie 16 years ago

We (a party of 4) ate at Chez Papa last evening in celebration of a birthday. It was wonderful! We had a 6 pm reservation so arrived to a near empty house. It rapidly filled. Service was attentiv...

Around My French Table

by pikawicca 11 years ago

I know from EYC that several Hounds have this book. Just got mine today and want to make many of the recipes. It's going to be hard diving my time between Arabesque and Dorie's new book, but I'll...

Paris Bakery [Seaside and Monterey]

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 years ago

Last week, after finding Sweet Elena’s closed for vacation, I stopped by the Seaside location of Paris Bakery. Mostly a wholesale location, this was my first time to either site. Paris Bakery w...


by EmBrooks 8 years ago

**I am trying a slightly different approach for this month. French alpine cheese seems like much too large a category for one month, so I have chosen 3 cheeses for an “Alpine cheese plate”.** B...

French Blue cheeses: Cheese of the Month January 2014

by Ridge 8 years ago

Microorganisms have a big impact on cheese flavor (cheese itself is milk transformed into another state of being by bacteria). This is an interesting discussion on cheese microbiology: http://www....

Boeuf Bourguignon timing question

by janniecooks 9 years ago

Saturday's article in the WSJ prompted me to make Boeuf Bourguignon for the first time. I'm using the recipe from "Mastering the Art of French Cooking", making it today for tomorrow's dinner. ...

Canele in Boulder/Denver?

by monopod 10 years ago

Just watched a Chow video about perfect canele (the French pastry), and now I'm obsessed with trying them. Anyone know if there's a place that makes a decent version in or around Boulder or Denver...

French Macaroons/Macarons - How long will they stay fresh?

by skaboy 10 years ago

Hi, I'm really pressed for time this week and I want to grab my Mother's day gifts early. I was thinking of getting Macarons at the local patisserie and wondered if I bought them Thursday or Frida...

June 2009 COTM Elizabeth David Classics: Soups

by MMRuth 12 years ago

Welcome to Elizabeth David Classics, which includes these three books by Elizabeth David: A Book of Mediterranean Food [M] - "Soups" Summer Cooking [S] - "Soups" French Country Cooking [F] - "...

June 2009 COTM Elizabeth David Classics: Eggs, Cold Foods & Luncheon Dishes

by MMRuth 12 years ago

Eggs, Cold Foods & Luncheon Dishes Welcome to Elizabeth David Classics, which includes these three books by Elizabeth David: A Book of Mediterranean Food [M] - "Eggs & Luncheon Dishes" Summe...

June 2009 COTM Elizabeth David Classics: Meats

by MMRuth 12 years ago

Welcome to Elizabeth David Classics, which includes these three books by Elizabeth David: A Book of Mediterranean Food [M] - "Meats" Summer Cooking [S] - "Meats" French Country Cooking [F] - "...

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