Les Crêpes de la Chandeleur - Recipe

Crêpes (sort of French thin pancake) are a very common food in France and are not only easy to make but can be served any way you want. This allows the whole family to eat exactly the crêpes that they want…

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French Vocabulary For Social Networks - Facebook

The French love the Internet, and more and more of us are always connected through our smartphone. Go on the subway in Paris, and you'll see for yourself; everybody is texting or surfing the web. So What is the French vocabulary for social networks?


What does the JeSuisCharlie mean and what is Charlie Hebdo?

I wanted to write a little something about the newspaper Charlie Hebdo in the context of the horrible events of January 2015. This is not about starting a political or religious debate (this being a company site, it is not appropriate nor relevant) but by speaking to many of our students last week, I wanted to clear up a couple of perceptions that we heard.


A visit to the Château of Chenonceau

Le château de Chenonceau is actually the first of the Loire Valley castles I ever visited and honestly, I think it has ruined the remaining 100+ castles in the region for me because of its beauty and class.


Recette de Galette des Rois - Typical French Puff Pastry Tart Recipe

In France the tradition of serving this frangipane filled tart can be traced back to the 14th century. A small bean, coin or porcelain fève is baked inside the cake and whoever receives the little favor is then crowned king/queen for the day. So don't chew too hard in this delicious pastry, and save your teeth!!


New Year in France - la St Sylvestre

New Year's eve in France is called "la Saint Sylvestre" (pronounced "la sin(nasal) seal vay str") and is - unlike its name might indicate - not a religious holiday. Celebrated during the night of December 31st, we usually party with friends and/or family, in a more or less casual way.

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Joyeux Noël - Merry Christmas

Joyeuses fêtes de fin d'année à tous, and thank you all for your support of French Today. I've published a couple of Christmas related blogs that I thought I'd list here for your convenience:

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Hanukkah in France - La Fête de Hanoucca

Chanukah or Hanukkah, is usually spelled Hanoucca In French (also Hanoukka, Hannouccah, Hanouccah…). It is also called « la Fête de l'Édification » ou « la Fêtes de l'Encénie », ou "la Fête des Lumières".