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Vie Française |

Once French, always French

There is a part of me that even my closest American friends will never understand – The French part of me remains very opaque to my American friends, and only a French expat who has lived in the U.S. as long as I have can understand it.

Gastronomie |

À table ! 7 fond French dining memories

Dazzling white tablecloths… starched napkins… the obsequiously formal waiter (always a man!)… All embody the French restaurants of my childhood! Although my family seldom ate out when I was growing up, I was absolutely in love with the pomp and pageantry of restaurant dining.

Vie Française |

My French childhood Christmases

On Christmas day, we had a “traditional” Christmas dinner – which always included an appetizer of escargots and raw oysters, which I loved. It is only much later that my parents began to serve foie gras at Christmas.