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Eco-friendly Packing
 

Something you should know
 
At Simply Gourmand we care about our (and your) environmental impact so I thought I should update you on how we have come to pack orders with that in mind.
 
Our packing is both protective and as eco-friendly as possible. Fragile items are wrapped in bubbles while non-fragile items (with now 10 years of experience we know the difference well!) are simply positioned snugly in the box. Voids are filled with kraft paper, recycled cardboard, recycled air pillows and/or organic corn starch packing peanuts that decompose in water leaving no toxic waste. These are details but I think they matter.
 
Please contact me if you have any questions or feedback about this subject or if you simply would like to be involved in the next steps of this conversation. I look forward to exchanging with you!
 
Marianne Prébet

Owner & Gourmand-in-Chief

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This month's deals: 20% off Michel & Augustin cookies, Pierrot Gourmand gummy bears, and Malabar bubble gum (coupon code JUN2019)
 

Just in: more French favorites

Among the French favorites recently added to our shelves you will find Lustucru skillet rice with Provençal tomatoes, ready in five minutes, La Tisanière Après Repas Citron herbal tea and Gavottes crispy crêpes filled with pesto. Here it is your perfect apéritif treat!

Suggestions for your French agenda

There are so many exciting French cultural events all around the USA this and next month. We hope you'll enjoy our picks!

Berkeley's Pacific Film Archive pays tribute to the ultimate New Wave icon with the retrospective Jean-Pierre Léaud at 75. July 4 through August 30.

Boston's Museum of Fine Arts presents Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris. Through August 4.

Chicago's Art Institute presents Manet and Modern Beauty. Through September 8.

Films on the Lake, Chicago's annual free outdoor French film festival, will be back soon. June 21 through July 16.

In Cincinnati the Taft Museum presents L'Affichomania: the Passion for French Posters. Through September 14.

The Dallas Museum of Art presents Dior: From Paris to the World. Through September 1.

New York's French Institute (FIAF) presents Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers. Through June 25.

New York's French Institute (FIAF) presents Summer of Michel Legrand, a tribute to the recently deceased composer through some of the most notable films he worked on. July 2-30.

Films on the Green, New York's annual free outdoor French film festival returns. This 12th edition pays tribute to French and Francophone female directors. Through September 3.

In New York, the 4th edition of France Rock Summer Fest presents an exciting lineup of 30 artists. Look no further to stay current on French rock, pop, and electronic music. Through July 1.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents The Impressionist's Eye. Through August 18.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents The Duchamp Family. The exhibition highlights the art of Marcel Duchamp and his siblings.Through August 2019.

In Pasadena the Norton Simon Museum presents Matisse/Odalisque, through June 17, and The Sweetness of Life: Three 18th-Century French Paintings from The Frick Collection, through September 9.

In Pittsburgh the Carnegie Museum of Art presents Monet and the Modern City. Through September 2.

The 12th edition of the Sacramento French Film Festival presents an exciting lineup of recent films (and a few classics). June 21-30.

San Francisco's de Young Museum presents Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey, through June 23.

In San Francisco the Legion of Honor museum presents Fantaisie Française: Prints from the Vanderryn Collection. Through August 4.

In Washington, DC La Maison Française presents Femmes Essentielles, a film series featuring iconic French cinema actresses. Through July 23.

Last but not least, Lou Doillon, the youngest of Jane Birkin's multi-talented daughters, comes to North America for a mini tour. She will perform in Highland Park, CA, San Francisco, New York, Montreal, Québec, and Ottawa. June 28 through July 6.

 

Try our recipe for tuna and chive clafoutis

Yes, clafoutis is also a savory dish!
 
Ingredients (serves 4-6)
2 whole eggs
2 egg yolks
25 cl (1 cup) milk
25 cl (1 cup) heavy liquid cream
2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
fresh chive, chopped
100 g (3.5 oz) tuna fish in water, broken in small pieces
salt and pepper
2Tbsp butter
50 g (2 oz) bread crumbs

 

Preparation
Mix whole eggs, yolks, milk, cream, and flour. Add chive, salt, pepper and tuna fish.
Pour in oven tray buttered and line with bread crumbs.
Bake 30-40 minutes in oven at 240
°C (460°F).
Serve with a green salad.