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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,...

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August 18, 2015
Ardeche in France
Lunch

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...

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August 14, 2015
Parisian Chouquettes
Pastries

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...

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August 04, 2015
Authentic French Baguette
Breakfast

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,...

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July 31, 2015
Coffee and macaroon
Breakfast

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...

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July 28, 2015
Black coffee
Breakfast

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,...

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July 21, 2015
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