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The State of Fromage

French cheeses are going extinct.

In a literal sense, this dramatic statement holds some truth – raw-milk “traditional” cheese varieties, characterized by specific sets of bacteria, are dying out due to regulatory mechanisms, consumer disinterest, and a shifting agricultural model. 628 more words


the fortified town of carcassonne: invaders welcome

From the time it was first fortified by Romans in 100BC, Carcassonne has been built, invaded, destroyed, rebuilt, pillaged, rebuilt, extra fortified and destroyed over and over again until about 1659 when it pretty much fell off the map for a few centuries. 490 more words


To sauce or not to sauce

My middle-class upbringing forbade the use of anything other than a knife and fork to transport food from plate to palate. Nothing so crass for our family as mopping the plate with a piece of bread, no matter how delicious the sauce!* 297 more words


The way to say 'way' in French

Unlike English, in French there are several different ways to say ‘way’, each one having it’s own correct meaning.

méthode – more or less this can be translated to the English word method, the English word actually originates from the French work méthode. 113 more words

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Paul Bakery and Pâtisserie Opens Its Sixth DC-Area Location at Metro Center

I’m always excited when a new Paul bakery opens in the District but I’m particularly excited about this one since it’s very close to my husband’s office. 192 more words

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Paris On The Brain

School just started, back to the grind of the daily routine. I find myself escaping the monotonous thoughts by reminiscing of Paris. The smell of the bakeries on the Parisien street corners. 75 more words


Une Fois

‘Une Fois’ is a common phrase in the French language. ‘Fois’ is used to describe the time, such as : before school is written as une fois quitte l’école. 143 more words

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