Picnic By the Pond at Marin French Cheese in Petaluma

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

Two French Bakeries and the Blue House in San Francisco

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

You Need to Try These Black Raspberry Cocktail Recipes I Found

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

Taking a Load Off at Laundré in San Francisco

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

January 30 is National Croissant Day in the United States

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

French-Canadian Film: Modified

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