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Stuffing à la Quebécoise

Stuffing à la Quebécoise

Before writing this article, I scoured the web for French-style alternatives to your traditional Thanksgiving Day turkey. But really, when you think about it, there is no alternative. The idea of serving anything other than turkey for Thanksgiving dinner is downright blasphemous, n’est-ce pas?

Nov 16, 2012 by
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France pushes to arm Syria’s rebels

France pushes to arm Syria’s rebels

Recent events in Syria have mirrored the Libyan Revolution, and now French officials are considering taking physical action to support forces rebelling against dictator Bashar al-Assad.

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Cook and Go in the Meatpacking District

Cook and Go in the Meatpacking District

Cook & Go is a culinary workshop in the Meatpacking Discrict with the objective of encouraging Americans to learn advanced cooking techniques through simple recipes at affordable prices.

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Eating for Pleasure, Eating for Health

Eating for Pleasure, Eating for Health

The International Culinary Center in Manhattan will host “Eating for Pleasure, Eating for Health: French and American perspectives on teaching children about food,” on November 26, 2012 at their SoHo location.

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Your French Thanksgiving: Potatoes Au Gratin

Your French Thanksgiving: Potatoes Au Gratin

As Thanksgiving approaches, FCG wants to be the first to provide you with French alternatives to holiday basics. Mashed potatoes and yams are a staple for any Thanksgiving table, but why not try something new with a French favorite: potatoes au gratin.

Nov 08, 2012 by
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“Six months in Paris!” “Really?!”

“Six months in Paris!” “Really?!”

“So, what will you do there?” Wait, must I have a vocational or other sensible reason to spend six months in this arguably more- interesting-and-exquisite-by-the-day wonder of the world? Come to think of it, at this point Paris is my vocation, whereas in the past the city was my… hobby, would not be a bad description.

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France Reacts to Obama Victory

France Reacts to Obama Victory

Obama may have won 50% of the electorate Tuesday night, but he won an overwhelming 78% across the Atlantic. President Barack Obama, reelected on November 6, has many friends in France – even on the far right!

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Kaas chante Piaf

Kaas chante Piaf

FCG knows its readership is chock full of Edith Piaf fans. That’s why we’re letting you in on the news: singer Patricia Kaas will be performing songs by Edith at Carnegie Hall on November 20, 2012 at 8:00 pm!

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French Culture Nights invite you to celebrate 2013 new year eve’s with a direct view of the Ball Drop

French Culture Nights invite you to celebrate 2013 new year eve’s with a direct view of the Ball Drop

December 31, 2012, French Culture Nights will host its première New Year’s Eve party in New York, beginning at 9:00 pm at Novotel Times Square hotel at 226 West 52nd Street in Times Square.

Nov 07, 2012 by
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Halloween chez Jeanne & Gaston

Halloween chez Jeanne & Gaston

This Halloween, Jeanne and Gaston invites guests to come in dressed to the nines. Why cause a spectacle, you might ask. Well, diners will vote for the best-dressed patron at the end of the night, first prize being dinner for two!

Oct 26, 2012 by
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