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Maison Parisienne

The Louvre Palace and the Pyramid, France

Paris dining for Chicagoans

The Chicagoan’s Guide to Dining in Paris What’s even better than eating at a French restaurant in Chicago? Eating at one in Paris, of course. Caution: once you eat at...

July 07, 2015
French Quiche

Quiche: the food of real men

Quiche makes you manly “Real men don’t eat quiche,” the American saying goes. Actually it’s not so much a saying as it is the title of a book published in...

June 27, 2015
Whole Bread Sandwich

Sandwiches: an English food perfected in France

Many French sandwiches are adaptations (or, as they might say, improvements) to sandwiches from other countries. The sandwich itself was invented by (and named for) the British Earl of Sandwich...

June 19, 2015
Butter Croissant

What you didn’t know about croissants

Authentic French croissants Let’s talk about croissants. Many Americans are familiar with the buttery, crescent-shaped rolls that are the hallmark of French pastries, but they have so many variations that...

June 16, 2015
French Color Macaron

French chocolate macaroons

Macaroons and more When most Americans hear the word “macaroons,” they may typically think of the chewy clusters of shredded coconut commonly sold in stores and restaurants. The fact is...

June 09, 2015
Lights in restaurant

The Chicagoans’ guide to French restaurants

French restaurants are right at home in Chicago. Chicago’s French restaurants are justly famous (although some are disappointed to learn that “Chez Quis,” the restaurant in the film Ferris Bueller’s...

June 05, 2015
Praline eclair

Feeling French in Chicago

Chicago has a rich history of French cultural influence. What else do Paris and Chicago have in common besides delicious French food? A strong sense of community: Both the Windy...

June 02, 2015
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