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Maison Parisienne

French apple pie
Pastries

Tarte aux Pommes: the art of tarts

Fall is here, and that means apples are in season all over the U.S. and Europe. What to do with your surplus? Most of humanity agrees that there are few...

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November 02, 2015
Coffee and macaroon
Breakfast, Lunch

Brunch a la francaise

French brunch is elegant and filling “Brunch.” In English it can be a noun or a verb, and it’s universally recognized as a hallmark of lazy weekend mornings. Chicago is...

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October 25, 2015
Whole Bread Sandwich
Lunch

French sandwiches: the art of simplicity

Like all things French, sandwiches range from simple to complex The French love to picnic on holidays like Bastille Day, and sandwiches are of course the perfect picnic food. So...

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October 17, 2015
A spicy bean burger, a vegetarian sandwich sold in European Burger King locations
Lunch

Snacking: the great American pastime

Snacking: the great American pastime Compared to France, where meals (especially dinner) are lingered over, U.S. mealtimes can seem to be finished before they’ve begun. But how do Americans fill...

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October 13, 2015
French red wine
Chicago

Get outside – it’s autumn!

How does Chicago love to celebrate the changing seasons? With food, of course! Fall is a great time to be outdoors in Chicago. City-dwellers and visitors from all over the...

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October 04, 2015
French Croissants
Breakfast

Eat breakfast like a king

 “Eat breakfast like a king, have lunch like a prince, and dine like a beggar.” So goes the French saying, but Americans might be surprised to find that traditional French...

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September 20, 2015
Marion Cotillard
Chicago

Chicago’s 2015 French Film Festival

Explore the best of French film at the CFFF If you were lucky, you had a chance to catch this year’s Chicago French Film Festival at the Music Box Theatre...

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September 07, 2015
Pain au chocolat at Chicago
Pastries

Chocolate: Your raison d’être

Macaroons, éclairs, croissants, tarts… the French have an almost endless variety of ways to express their love of chocolate. This love goes back many centuries, to when Anne of Austria...

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August 31, 2015
French breads
Breakfast

Yogurt from breakfast

You wake up in the morning with your mind a blur, your hair all crazy, and your glucose levels at their lowest point of the day. Coffee fixes everything (well,...

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August 25, 2015
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