Welcome to the French Today Blog
When you need a little break from learning with our French audiobooks and French audio lessons, come here to find news and interesting tidbits on French culture, travel, language and even cooking. We usually have a new post at least once a week.
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06 Nov 2012 Written by John L.
Sauerkraut "la choucroute" is a traditional German and Eastern European dish which has been adopted in Alsace and Lorraine particularly, but enjoyed in restaurant throughout France as a typical French dish. There are many ways to prepare it, and today, I'll tell you about my favorite - "la choucroute à la bière".
30 Oct 2012 Written by Kathy Morton
France is a country of wine: renowned and envied wines to be sure, but there are many lesser-known yet noteworthy wines as well. I'd like to introduce you to a small appellation - Beaumes de Venise, which is designated a Site of Exceptional Culinary Taste in Provence. The terraced vineyards of Beaumes de Venise are worth visiting and wine is certainly worth tasting!
15 Oct 2012 Written by John H.
The Saga of John and his wild animal continues... This intermediate level story comes with audio.
This time, we were studying vocabulary related to crimes and investigations. For his homework, John invented this fun story which I've decided to share with you.
09 Oct 2012 Written by Debra Fioritto
I love the combination of lime and raspberry. The first time I had this was at a small pastry shop in Angers. I was lucky enough to be spending 5 weeks there and every Wednesday and Friday, I would go into town to buy "une évasion".
01 Oct 2012 Written by Camille Chevalier-Karfis
French uses 3 verbs to say 'to cook' = cuisiner, faire la cuisine and cuire, and they are not at all interchangeable. It will sound really weird if you use one for the other, and I hear many mistakes with these verbs, so make sure you learn this by heart.