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French Kitchen Towels

 
Put these beauties to work!
 
When the outdoor weather is not as warm and sunny as you'd like, make your home warm and sunny! Eating and cooking French food is definitely a good way to do that (our recipes are right here). So is spicing up your kitchen with colorful, sturdy tea and hand towels from France.
 
Take your picks from our kitchen linen selection featuring vibrant towels by Le Jacquard Français – in business since 1888, Jean Vier – based in and beautifully inspired by the Basque Country, and, added just recently, Torchons & Bouchons – don't you love their mouthwatering French Pâtisserie creation?

 

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This month's deals: 20% off Bénédicta peppercorn sauce, BN apricot, raspberry, and milk chocolate cookies, and Bonne Maman lemon and raspberry tartlets (coupon code FEB2019)
 

Just in: more French food favorites

Among the French favorites recently added to our shelves you will find Leroux ground chicory, Côte d'Or original milk chocolate, and Nougatti, the milk chocolate-coated nougat bar from Belgium the French are partial to.

 

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!

Doc Films at the University of Chicago presents Pale Fire: An Isabelle Huppert Retrospective. Through March 13.

The Denver Art Museum presents Dior: From Paris to the World. Through March 3.

In Kansas City the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum presents Napoleon: Power and Splendor. Through March 10.

The Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz presents the 10th annual edition of A Week of French Language Cinema in Los Angeles. March 15-20.

Louisville's French Film Festival mixes and matches classics and recent features. Through March 2.

The Cinémathèque at the University of Wisconsin in Madison presents Jacques Becker: A Master Before the Wave. Through March 2.

Milwaukee's 22nd annual Festival of Films in French brings us a harvest of recent films. Through 24.

The Milwaukee Art Museum presents Bouguereau & America. Through May 12.

The 22nd annual New Orleans French Film Festival showcases notable recent French films. Through February 21.

In New York Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, the most prestigious French film festival in the USA, treats us to a lineup of exciting recent features. February 28 through March 10.

New York's French Institute (FIAF) presents Jacques Becker: Liberating Cinema, a retrospective showcasing the richly detailed work of the post WWII French director. Through February 26.

In New York the TILT Kids Festival, organized by the French Institute (FIAF), returns with theater, music, dance, visual art, circus, and more by some of the most innovative French and American artists. March 2-31.

New York's IFC presents Weekeend Classics: Early Godard. Through March 31.

New York's Met Museum presents Monumental Journey: The Daguerreotypes of Girault de Prangey. Through May 12.

The Philadelphia Art Museum presents Fabulous Fashion: From Dior's New Look To Now. Through March 3.

In Philadelphia the Barnes Foundation's February Spotlight Tour focuses on Matisse. Through February 28.

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

The annual Providence French Film Festival returns with an exciting lineup of recent films. February 21 through March 1.

In St Louis the 11th annual Robert Classic French Film Festival celebrates French cinema with a handpicked selection spanning seven decades. March 8-24.

San Francisco's de Young Museum presents Gauguin: A Spiritual Journey through April 7 and Monet: The Late Years through May 27.

The Worcester Art Museum presents Monet's Waterloo Bridge: Vision and Process. Through April 28.

 

Try our piperade recipe

 
Such a beautiful Piment d'Espelette tea towel is calling for piperade, the Basque classic dish.
 
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

 

Directions
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.