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We're taking you to Sud-Ouest!
 
South West France is renowned for its outstanding wines but did you know its food tradition is just as delectable? Sample our curated Sud-Ouest selection and savor your journey!
 

Périgord, home to celebrated cassoulet, duck confit, and black truffle, stands out as the gastronomical flagship of the region but you'll find there's plenty more to titillate your tastebuds in Sud-Ouest, like for example pruneaux d'Agen, the juicy dried plums from Aquitaine, or piperade, the classic vegetable dish from the Basque Country.


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Just in: more French food favorites

 

Among the favorites recently added to our shelves you will find Les Mouettes d'Arvor vintage sardines in olive oil, a gourmet treat best savored with toasted bread and a dash of lemon juice.
 
If there is a French treat you would like to find on our website, please share your craving with us.

 

Suggestions for your French agenda

Kick off the new season in style with exciting French cultural events to enjoy all around the United States. Take a look at our highlights and enjoy your picks!

In Brooklyn, BAMcinematek presents Plus ça change: French New Wave in the New Millennium. The series brings together late-career masterworks by titans like Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais, Jacques Rivette, and Agnès Varda, revealing artists who have adapted to changing styles, politics, and technologies while remaining as playful, rigorous, and radical as ever. September 8-17.

The Art Institute of Chicago presents Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist. Through September 10.

with narration by internationally renowned actor Gérard Depardieu - See more at: http://cso.org/ticketsandevents/production-details-2016-17/chicago-symphony-orchestra/muti-conducts-prokofiev-ivan-the-terrible/#sthash.28NhrZ5h.dpuf
with narration by internationally renowned actor Gérard Depardieu - See more at: http://cso.org/ticketsandevents/production-details-2016-17/chicago-symphony-orchestra/muti-conducts-prokofiev-ivan-the-terrible/#sthash.28NhrZ5h.dpuf
with narration by internationally renowned actor Gérard Depardieu - See more at: http://cso.org/ticketsandevents/production-details-2016-17/chicago-symphony-orchestra/muti-conducts-prokofiev-ivan-the-terrible/#sthash.28NhrZ5h.dpuf

Chicago's Alliance Française presents An Evening of French Baroque Opera with the Haymarket Opera Company. September 18.

In Chicago, Singing Stones, curated by the Palais de Tokyo, brings together 11 emerging artists from both the French and Chicago art scenes, as part of the first Hors les Murs exhibition in the United States, in partnership with the Institut français. September 12 through October 29.

The Columbia Museum of Art presents Henri Matisse: Jazz & Poetry on Paper, featuring 81 works in a sweeping exhibition that celebrates four of the artist’s books, including his most famous, the colorful Jazz portfolio from 1947. September 15 through January 15, 2018

In Kansas City, the National WWI Museum and Memorial presents Vive l'Amérique: French Children Welcome Their American Ally, an exhibition displaying drawings and essays produced by Montmartre school boys during WWI. Through October 15.

In Los Angeles the LACMA museum presents Chagall: Fantasies for the Stage, an exhibition concentrated on the artist's four mesmerizing productions for the stage. Through January 7, 2018.

The Minneapolis Institute of Art presents Children in Paris: The Birthday Boy and Friends, a focused exhibition showcasing late 19th century works on paper with children as their subject, by Cassatt, Renoir, Lepère, and others. Through October 8.

In Newport, RI, Pierre Cardin: 70 Years of Innovation pays a well-deserved tribute to the fashion designer and displays his most memorable creations. Through January 1, 2018.

In New York , the Crossing the Lines Festival, the French Institute's celebrated international arts festival returns this fall, presenting interdisciplinary works and performances by artists from around the world at the French Institute (FIAF) and cultural centers around the city. Through October 15.

In New York, enjoy Films on the Green, the free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks. In its landmark 10th year, the festival presents French cinema through the eyes of ten guest curators. Through September 7.

New York's Quad Cinema presents Paris Stripped Bare, a series of Parisian portraits that departs from glorified clichés, by famous non-French directors. September 8-10. 

World-renowned actor Gérard Depardieu comes to New York for a discussion about his proto-memoir book Innocent. Expect the unexpected... September 18.

New York's French Institute (FIAF) presents Caroline Champetier: Shaping the Light, a retrospective of the most striking films of the award-winning director of photography. September 19 through October 31.

New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art presents Rodin at the Met, a celebration of its historic collection of the artist's work on the occasion of the centenary of his death. September 16 through January 15, 2018.

In New York, the Guggenheim Museum presents Mystical Symbolism: The Salon de la Rose+Croix in Paris, 1892–1897. Through October 4.

New York's MoMA presents Louise Bourgeois: An Unfolding Portrait, an exploration of the prints, books, and creative process of the celebrated sculptor. September 24 through January 28, 2018.

New York's MoMA also presents Max Ernst: Beyond Painting. This exhibition surveys the career of the preeminent French-American Dada and Surrealist artist. September 23 through January 1, 2018.

Norfolk's Chrysler Museum of Art presents René Lalique: Enchanted by Glass, a comprehensive look at one of the most influential designers of the 20th century. September 15 through January 21, 2018.

The Seuls en Scène French theater festival brings celebrated French actors and directors, as well as promising early-career artists, to Princeton University and the local community. September 15-30.

In San Francisco, the Legion of Honor museum presents Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade. Through September 24.

Santa Monica's American Cinematheque pays tribute to iconic French actress Jeanne Moreau with a selection of her films. September 7-10.

Seattle's French Cinema Now mini-festival returns to give us a front-row seat to the latest in French language cinema from around the world. September 28 through October 5.

 

Try our piperade recipe

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This Basque classic is a delicious accompaniment to fish (try grilled salmon or boiled cod) or scrambled eggs. Make plenty, piperade is even better re-heated.

Ingredients (serves 4) 
3 plum tomatoes, roughly chopped, about 2 cups
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
2 medium green bell peppers, stem, seeds and ribs removed, roughly chopped
½ tsp salt
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp ground piment d'Espelette


Preparation
In a 12-inch skillet over medium high heat, heat oil until hot but not smoking. Add onions, peppers and salt and sauté, stirring frequently, until onions are translucent and peppers have started to lighten in spots, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and continue to sauté for 1 more minute.

Stir in tomatoes, sugar and piment d’Espelette, reduce heat to medium, cover and cook until tomatoes are starting to fall apart and peppers are soft but still hold their shape, about 15 minutes. Remove cover and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens like a slightly runny relish, about 5 minutes more. Adjust salt.

 

 


 

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