When it comes to spicing things up French pantries have many staples for you to try and take to. Get started withSimply Gourmand's selection of hot favorites!
Popular Amora comes first with its Dijon mustard (France's best-seller mustard hands down), extra forte mustard and Savora, a signature condiment made of mustard seeds, cinnamon, Cayenne pepper, nutmeg, turmeric, cloves, celery, garlic, tarragon, vinegar and a touch of honey.
We also love Bénédicta peppercorn sauce, great with both red and white meat, Bénédicta aioli, Provence's signature garlicky mayonnaise, and Délices du Lubéron rouille. From Provence too, this spicy mayonnaise used with fish dishes is perfect to season your Pérard fish soup. From further down south, harissa, the Northern African hot red paste, has been widely adopted in France. We use it to accompany savory snacks, in sandwiches, and in many recipes, like this one.
Want to cool things down a bit? Go with Pommery mustard from Meaux in its lovely crock. This gourmet wholegrain mustard is perfect tossed in a French bean salad or stirred into cream when you cook chicken.
Remember to refrigerate your mustards and condiments once open. It's the best way to keep them hot!
Spring is here and the occasions to enjoy French cultures are blossoming all around the United States.Take a look at our highlights and enjoy your picks!
In Austin the 3rd edition of New French Cinema Week samples recent notable recent films. Through April 23.
Boston's Museum of Fine Arts presents Matisse in the Studio. The exhibition brings a fresh perspective on the master's work through the lens of his collection of personal objects.Through July 9.
In Cincinnati the Taft Museum of Art presents Bijoux Parisiens: French Jewelry from the Petit Palais, Paris. Through May 14.
The Dallas Museum of Art presents Daumier's Political and Social Satire. Through April 23.
In Greenwich, CT the Bruce Museum presents Alfred Sisley: Impressionist Master, the first U.S. retrospective of the French painter in over 20 years. Through May 21.
In Los Angeles the COALCO French Film Festival celebrates its 20th anniversary with an exciting line-up of premieres. régionales. April 24 through May 2.
In Los Angeles the Hammer Museum presents Dubuffet Drawings, 1935-1962. Through April 30.
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.
The Minneapolis Institute of Art presents Félix Bracquemond: Etcher of Birds. Through May 7.
The Montclair Art Museum presents Matisse and American Art, the first exhibition to examine the French master’s profound impact upon the development of American modern art from 1907 to the present. Through June 18.
The 20th edition of the New Orleans French Film Festival treats to an exciting selection of classic and recent films. April 21-27.
New York's French Institute (FIAF)'s current film series couldn't be more topical: Liberté, Egalité, Fantasy: French Politics on Film. Through May 30.
New York's Metropolitan Museum presents Seurat's Circus Sideshow, a fascinating exhibition centered around the Pointillist masterpiece. Through May 29.
In Richmond, VA the Virginia Musuem of Fine Arts hosts Yves Saint-Laurent: The Perfection of Style. May 6 through August 27.
In San Francisco the Legion of Honor museum presents Monet: The Early Years, the first major US exhibition devoted to the initial phase of the Impressionist master. Through May 29.
In St. Louis, MO the 9th edition of the Robert Classic French Film Festival celebrates French cinema with a carefully selected series of classics. Through March 26.
In St. Louis, MO the Kemper Art Museum presents Spectacle and Leisure in Paris: Degas to Mucha. Through May 21.
Le Saint Louis Art Museum presents Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade. Through May 7.
This healthy colorful dish will definitely wake your taste buds!
Ingredients (serves 4)
1 kilogram (2 lb) large shrimps (frozen or fresh)
2 tbsp chopped garlic
3 tbsp olive oil
1 bell pepper of each color
10 pitted black olives
juice of 1 lemon
300 grams (10 oz) noodles
Prepare the evening before or in the morning for dinner.
Mix harissa, chopped garlic, coriander, olive oil, lemon juice, soy sauce, chopped peppers and olives and let the unshelled shrimps soak in the marinade.
Before the meal, sauté the broccoli with a little oil for 10 minutes in a large frying pan. Add the marinade and continue to cook and stir while cooking the pasta.
Serve the hot pasta and marinade on plates.