Tag Archives: France

Famous Liquor Store Says French Bandits Stole $800,000 Worth of Its Finest Whiskies

Source: Grub Street NY

One of France’s most esteemed liquor sellers says some high-society thieves have made off with about $800,000 worth of its fanciest spirits. Like the bandits who looted some of the French Laundry’s best wines in 2014, these pros knew what they were after: According to news reports, they …

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France Is on the Brink of a Major Croissant Crisis

Source: Grub Street NY

Pastry under fire. France is experiencing a butter shortage, causing a potential crisis of unprecedented magnitude: Croissant prices might go up. The shortage, as reported by Reuters, is the result of rising demand for butter coupled with reduced milk production. This has in turn caused butter prices to double …

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Woman Sues Disneyland Paris After Getting Burned by a Crème-Brûlée Torch

Source: Grub Street NY

A mom of two says she suffered blowtorch burns to the face while eating dinner at a Disneyland Paris restaurant. Erica Osbourne, a 37-year-old British woman, claims it happened when a clumsy chef tried finishing off her crème brûlée at the park’s Newport Bay Club Hotel. His brûlée-ing got …

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Macron Will Make Trump Eat Lobster and Caviar While He’s in Paris

Source: Grub Street NY

President Donald Trump does not have, how do you say, the most sophisticated palate. But much like he wouldn’t submit to Trump’s handshake tactics, French president Emmanuel Macron will not bend to Trump’s diet of rubbery steaks and fast food. (No Croque McDo for you, Donald!) The president will …

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The Best Bastille Day Parties Around DC

Source: Washingtonian Food

With some 11,000 French expats living around Washington, Bastille Day (Friday, July 14th) is a big celebration in DC. Commemorate the birth of the French Republic with Champagne-fueled parties, foie gras-filled menus, free beer (yes, free beer), wine tastings, and more. Note that some of the events run for multiple days and into the weekend.  […]

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The Life and Legacy of Alain Senderens, the ‘Picasso of French Cooking’

Source: Grub Street NY

Alain Senderens was always interested in forging his own path. In 1958, four years before he joined the line at La Tour d’Argent, the ancient Parisian food landmark, Senderens headed for the foothills of the Pyrenees to apprentice in the countrified kitchens of Lourdes, where he was given high …

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Here’s How an Exploding Whipped-Cream Dispenser Can Kill You

Source: Grub Street NY

A popular French fitness model has died after being hit by an exploding whipped-cream dispenser. The horrifying accident occurred on Saturday, when the pressurized canister Rebecca Burger was using at home blew up and collided with her chest, sending her into cardiac arrest. (Her family waited until yesterday …

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McDonald’s Forced to Give French People Forks and Knives With Burgers

Source: Grub Street NY

In an effort to fit in better in France, McDonald’s has started passing out forks and knives that customers can use to eat its hamburgers. Le Figaro reports that from now on, the chain will provide recyclable plastic utensils at its 1,400 French locations, a first for the …

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Roadside Diner in France Wins Michelin Star by Mistake

Source: Grub Street NY

What’s the difference between France’s Bouche à Oreille restaurant on Rue de la Chapelle in the town of Boutervilliers, and the Bouche à Oreille on Route de la Chapelle in the town of Bourges? The first is a Michelin-starred spot that offers lobster flan and calf’s …

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