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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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May COTM: Dinner in French main thread

by MonicaMadeIt 7 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 6 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 8 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 8 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...

French Tacos in San Diego

by DoctorChow 8 months ago

Seems these have been around for awhile, but I'd never even heard of them. Interesting article here: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/04/19/the-unlikely-rise-of-the-french-tacos I'm w...

"Nord Lyon," Queen Street West - French Patisserie

Charles Yu
by Charles Yu 12 months ago

"Oh what a beautiful morning!!" Knowing I am stuck uptown due to Covid lock-down, my daughter brought this lucky 'sweet tooth' father, a whole box of French Pastry goodies from 'Nord Lyon' downt...

Dining for AAPI in Mountain View, April 14 & 15

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

"Join us on April 14th and 15th in Mountain View, CA to dine out against Anti-Asian hate and discrimination. A portion of the proceeds from the businesses listed will be donated to the www.stopaapi...

Pascaline Patisserie & Cafe | Sebastopol - Sonoma County

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

When I first learned of Pascaline's opening last year, I figured I'd try it some day. Then I heard that it makes kouign amann and checking it out became a higher priority. However, I would soon lea...

What's the difference between Bechamel and white gravy?

by Chandler114 8 months ago

What on earth is the difference between bechamel and white country gravy? I don't like sausage in my gravy so not all of them have sausage so that can't be it. Every time I see someone make bechame...

French monks locked down with 2.8 tonnes of cheese pray for buyers

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 8 months ago

While I'm fonder of other cheeses from the Burgundy region, I hope the monks can move their excess inventory of Cîteaux. Here's my photo of the rounds of Cîteaux at the Abbey when I visited in ...

LocalLicious 2021, in Toronto

by prima 10 months ago

O&B has never disappointed me during a 'licious. Here's the menu for Maison Selby.

Le Sélect Bistro Changing Hands

by syoung 10 months ago

The owners of Le Sélect, Jean-Jacques Quinsac and Frederic Geisweiller, one of the oldest French restaurants in Toronto opening in 1977, is selling to Allied Properties, a REIT company. They said ...

Le Soir in Bayport

by nypb 16 years ago

Anyone been? Considering it for a meal with another couple this weekend. Any recs? Thanks Hounds.

La Cremaillere 2, Banksville, set to reopen...

by gutreactions 10 months ago

This renowned long-running French restaurant had closed last year due to legal problems. The Examiner News is reporting that the property owner has purchased the assets and is leasing it back to fo...

French Restaurants open for outdoor dining

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 10 months ago

MerciSF has updated the list of French restaurants open for outdoor dining as of January 28 for its French, Francophile and the Francophone community. (And reminded me that I still need to try F...

Raclette in DFW?

by LaLyonnaise 10 months ago

Hi, I'm in Frisco. Can anyone recommend where to find raclette cheese in the N Dallas area? Any good cheese shops worth a detour? I'm willing to drive.

Kouign-Amann-Where to find in DC

by flobow 11 months ago

Had kouign amann in Montreal a couple years ago and loved it. Searching for any good bakeries in DC that sell it. Thanks!

To Cream or Not to Cream your Carbonara?

by kySafran 12 months ago

Ski in Europe and you'll find yourself one side of the Italian border at lunch and the French side for dinner. Lots of slow burn carbs in pasta means Carbonara is a staple in many bars and resta...

Bistro Elan re-opened tonight with curbside pick up in Palo Alto

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

Seeing a plate of Libery duck confit with sugar snap peas and frites on a friend's FB feed tonight was the news of reopening. Bistro Elan has online ordering now for curbside pick up. In addition ...