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Hi! I’m Allison, and I’m an Edutainer working in French food, culture, history, and art. If you’re a gastro-curious traveler or learner, I’m here to show you the A to Z of French food and culture!

Chilled Green Pea Soup with Cumin and Pistachios

Chilled Green Pea Soup with Cumin and Pistachios

Culinary Mystery Solved!Once in a while, I get a message from a newsletter subscriber who is looking for a particular product or recipe they tried in Paris. A few years ago, I opened a message on my web site and found this one from a reader looking for a green pea...

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Anchovy and Red Pesto Pinwheels

Anchovy and Red Pesto Pinwheels

The Meaning of the PartyIn January, France lost a beloved actor and director, Jean-Pierre Bacri. Often teaming up in films with his erstwhile wife, Agnès Jaoui, the pair were dubbed “Jacri” by the press, a little like a French equivalent of “Brangelina” (Jacri being...

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Boudin Blanc with Mushrooms

Boudin Blanc with Mushrooms

A Delicious French Holiday Tradition The holidays are upon us! Despite everything, or maybe it’s precisely because of the peculiar year we’ve had, my neighborhood shop-owners around the town hall of the 20th district in Paris are really decking the halls more than...