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Maison Parisienne

Pont neuf, Ile de la Cite, Paris - France
Lunch, Pastries

You’ll be surprised at this #1 museum pick

It’s time to play “Chicago or Paris?” Test your knowledge of french chicago by guessing the answers to the following two questions: Where can you get fresh, delicious, traditionally-made baguettes, pastries,...

August 18, 2015
Ardeche in France

How you say…

Believe it or not, one of most famous French phrases in the world – bon appétit – is surrounded by controversy. While many people (even in France) will set food...

August 14, 2015
Parisian Chouquettes

Getting to know French pastries

The world of French pastries is a magical, complex, and sometimes overwhelming. When you enter Maison Parisienne in search of the best French pastries in Chicago, you may be amazed...

August 04, 2015
Authentic French Baguette

French bread, American style

When you think of French bread, do you think of the long, smooth golden loaves with a light, fluffy white inside? If your concept of French bread looks like this,...

July 31, 2015
Coffee and macaroon

Coffee or tea?

Which is better for you, coffee or tea? Both contain that life-giving essence called caffeine, although the debate about caffeine’s benefits and risks has raged for centuries. King Gustav III...

July 28, 2015
Black coffee

Ordering a coffee in French (tips)

Ordering French coffee can be a bewildering experience for Americans. Should you order un café, un petit café, un café simple, un café noir, un petit noir, un café express,...

July 21, 2015
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