The Marin French Cheese Company is located on a dairy farm in Hicks Valley, near the city of Petaluma, California, about 40 miles/ 64 km north of San Francisco. Since they have been at this location since 1865, Marin French Cheese has earned the distinction of being the "longest continually operating cheese company in America." … Continue reading Picnic By the Pond at Marin French Cheese in Petaluma
In my blog post, "If You're Going to San Francisco, Be Sure to Watch These Videos Filmed There," I described how a blue house in San Francisco inspired Maxime Le Forestier to write a French song entitled, "San Francisco." I recently got the chance to see the house on 18th Street made famous by the … Continue reading Two French Bakeries and the Blue House in San Francisco
Yes, yes! I found another macaron shop in the San Francisco Bay Area
I visited a Tous les Jours French-Korean bakery for the first time ever
Starving in Seattle? I recommend you grab a bite at the following places for burgers, phở, and mac and cheese. They’ve got good eggs and pancakes, too...with warm maple syrup, everything for you
Did you know there are two originals in town? One is the first store that opened in 1971 and the other is the Starbucks Reserve Roastery that opened in 2014. I like one more than the other
I heard Jewel’s 1996 hit song, “You Were Meant For Me” recently and its food lyrics made me think of my favorite meal of the day. Here are some pictures of breakfast foods I love
Hat tip to Carolyn of Hawkfeather Stories for inspiring this post! (I enjoy her blog and I'm sure you will, too. Check it out: Hawkfeather Stories) This week's Wednesday Postcard was from the commune of Chambord, France. It had not occurred to me that Chambord could be related to the black raspberry liqueur of the … Continue reading You Need to Try These Black Raspberry Cocktail Recipes I Found
You don’t need to wait long for my review of brunch at La Note, the popular French restaurant in Berkeley. It’s ready to read now
First of all, I mean no disrespect to all of you diehard fans of "The Godfather" movies. I know the true quote is: "Leave the gun, take the cannoli." But it's a bit too violent, wouldn't you agree? So just for fun, I changed gun to gum! I took this picture at a Whole Foods … Continue reading Leave the Gum, Take the Cannoli
When I spotted Laundré in the Mission District in San Francisco, I was intrigued by the accent aigu (é) in its name. A closer look at the large blue building located on the corner of 20th and Mission Streets revealed that Laundré is a portmanteau, or a made-up word using the combination of the words, … Continue reading Taking a Load Off at Laundré in San Francisco
The only reason I know January 30 is National Croissant Day in the United States is because my Starbucks mobile app told me! I couldn't find the origins of this "national day" to celebrate the flaky, buttery French pastry, but as a fan of all things French, I'm glad someone made it up. After all, … Continue reading January 30 is National Croissant Day in the United States
I recently attended a community screening of Modified, a French-Canadian documentary about "a food lover's journey into GMOs," or genetically modified/engineered organisms. Regardless of where you stand on the issue, this film is a must-see for anyone who eats food. So, yes, it's for everyone! In the 90-minute award-winning film, filmmaker, Aube Giroux, takes viewers … Continue reading French-Canadian Film: Modified
I cope by spending quality time with loved ones, enjoying comfort food, staying positive, and knowing I can help relief efforts by supporting the American Red Cross
My interpretation of Quiche Vosgienne: a Pancetta & Swiss/Gruyère cheese French tart in a gluten-free crust 🥧
I broke from “Traditional” and had the Korean poutine at Smoke’s Poutinerie in Berkeley
A beignet ("ben-YAY") is a French-style donut synonymous with New Orleans. Luckily, I don't have to travel that far to enjoy these fried and pillowy sweet treats!
Why is it Chocolate “with” Shavings? It sounds like each jar contains yogurt, chocolate, and a third ingredient called shavings
Here are a few pictures of food I’ve had while traveling. Who says airplane food is terrible? In the grand scheme of things, it’s all good!
I’m tickled that “chocolatine” is catching on outside of Toulouse, France, where I learned that's what they call a chocolate croissant (also known as pain au chocolat)!