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12 Sep 2012 Written by Camille Chevalier-Karfis
Tripes, chicken hearts, brains... one of my students' biggest fears when going to France is ordering one of these variety meats, or organ meats (referring to the internal organs and entrails of animals). As disgusting as this may sound to some, many of these meats are considered a delicacy, and are indeed common in French cuisine. I will list some of the common offal and their French translation, as well as wide-spread dishes that feature them.
05 Sep 2012 Written by Adrian Leeds
Compare buying a property in France with having a baby. When you first learn the news, it can be frightening to think that in only a few months down the road, you'll have this little person to love and take care of that perhaps you didn't feel all that prepared for! You start to think of all the things that must be done in time for the big event – and it becomes overwhelming.
13 Aug 2012 Written by Camille Chevalier-Karfis
French is an evolving language. You know it, and you've been warned. Yet when you walk the streets of Paris, it can be quite a shock... On top of the "parler d'jeunes" (generation Y new slang), the verlan (common French practice consisting of inverting the order of syllables in a word), and the traditional slang, you are going to encounter many grammatical constructions and glidings that are quite far from your textbook French: welcome to the world of modern spoken French!