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If you're already dreaming of summer tomatoes, try this recipe now from my neighbor, for an endlessly versatile Mediterranean treat. Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Southern Fried French
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Today, a tale of a boat baby, a beautiful peninsula on the French coast, and a bittersweet transition. Plus a couple of new books on France, and a lovely Burgundy garden. Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2014 at Southern Fried French
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Before we move on to the light fare of summer, let's cook up some very traditional French comfort food, which will make you happy there's still a chill in the air. Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Southern Fried French
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We’re off on a side-trip to Italy this week. On many shopping streets in Venice, you will encounter artists’ boutiques featuring hand-made masks, fanciful or strange or downright scary. What are the Venetian’s hiding? Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2014 at Southern Fried French
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This week we are in search of the creator of an iconic egg dish. Which takes us on an international journey. And leads, bien sûr, to a recipe. Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2014 at Southern Fried French
Hi Ken, Good question, and I hope some of our other readers will weigh in on this too. I personally find that the accents can be different, but not so different that it's an issue. After a few days in the south I get used to the 'angue' ending they tend to tack on everything, and then I'm fine. I would not worry about that as a criteria. What I would worry about, if tuning up your French is a problem, is buying in an area that is overrun with expats! And they do exist, esp. in the southwest, I've heard. I've also heard, by the way, that the Burgundy accent is the most neutral or pure, the best accent for radio or TV folks, for example. But that may just be the Burgundians telling me that! Best of luck with the search, very exciting.
Toggle Commented Feb 17, 2014 on How to Buy a French House at Southern Fried French
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There's a lot to learn, but we start with the basics: how to deal with the French Realtor, who will mysteriously try to keep you from finding houses. Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2014 at Southern Fried French
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We mash it, melt it, blend it, roll it, even deep fry it. Would the French be alarmed? Continue reading
Posted Jan 30, 2014 at Southern Fried French
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We're back in the states for an extended stay, for the first time in 10 years. Have things changed? Absolutely! Some thoughts on coming back. Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2014 at Southern Fried French
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Want a really fun French lesson? Settle in with a glass of wine and let’s study up on that fine French tradition, the Drinking Song. Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2014 at Southern Fried French
Good question, Ken! Chocolate bark is "chocolat aux écorces de fruits confits".
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My Christmas gift to you: a festive French recipe for the season that you can whip up in a minute. They make a great gift. OR gift a book from one of our francophile authors: get the list here. Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2013 at Southern Fried French
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Personal branding is nothing new, as we see in today's post. This is how the French do it. Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2013 at Southern Fried French
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You’d have to look hard to find a town in France that is more dramatically beautiful than Annecy. A visit, plus a brasserie that turns French cuisine on its ear. Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2013 at Southern Fried French
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Sacré Bleu! One of the most beloved of French dishes doesn't come from France at all. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2013 at Southern Fried French
By email, from Christine Webb-Curtis: This brings back memories of my Peace Corps days in Chile. The only cooking tools I took were a pressure cooker, two sharp knives and Joy of Cooking. There I learned to make mayonnaise. The neighborhood children would gather around and watch me until the oldest would tell them they couldn't watch or the mayonnaise wouldn't thicken. I'm pretty sure that old wives' tale was invented by a woman with too many children hanging around her apron strings. Thank you, mama.
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Summer's over, but the tomatoes are still around for a last fling. Here's what we're doing with them, in the saucy French way. PLUS recommendations this week for shoppers, authors, artists, and readers! Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2013 at Southern Fried French
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Want to sample a Michelin 3-star chef’s restaurant? You may have to mortgage your house. But wait, we have a delicious, low-cost solution. Plus, a recipe inspired by one of the most famous chefs in France, and lots of good reads this week. Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2013 at Southern Fried French
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We take a break from our regular programming to pose these questions: Do you want to publish a book yourself? Could you and should you? Having just been through the experience, here are some thoughts, plus tips from our readers who are also self-published authors. Continue reading
Posted Oct 4, 2013 at Southern Fried French
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Come along and learn what a 'vernissage' is, and how we ended up at two very different ones on the same day. And let's put a spin on a classic European cocktail, to make the day perfect. Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2013 at Southern Fried French
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In French home magazines they go with a slouchy, lived-in look, while American magazines pursue order and perfection. Here are some tips for YOUR home from this stylist, who’s worked on both sides of the pond. Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2013 at Southern Fried French
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Off we go to follow the culinary travels of a very famous French chef---and you can too. Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2013 at Southern Fried French
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When visiting France, most Anglos head straight for Paris or to tourist-saturated Provence. Come and see what you’re missing. Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2013 at Southern Fried French
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I had a visit from a famous French movie star---which got my neighbors all in a tizzy. Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2013 at Southern Fried French
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Art lovers, Paris lovers, and Francophiles: drool over some beautiful paintings of France this week, as we explore a new show opening in Paris. The subject: American artists in France. Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2013 at Southern Fried French
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