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Valentine's Day


Here it is, our shiny
Valentine's Day selection, for you to sample! How could you go wrong with something delicious from France on that special day?

 

Our selection includes Biscuiterie de Provence heart-shaped almond macarons, Goulibeur mini galettes in lovely Paris-themed tins, Comptoir du Cacao chocolate bars with heart inserts, Mathez chocolate truffles, Suchard Rochers (chocolate-covered praliné bites), Distillerie du Périgord and Peureux fruits in liqueur, and many more favorites.

 

We have also added for the first time this year: Amour de Fruits (an assortment of exquisite fruit jellies) by François Doucet, luscious florentines by Maison de Florentins, gorgeous Le Pompon chocolate bonbons in the shape of a sailor's cap, and irresistible Coucougnettes — grilled almonds covered in dark chocolate and hand-rolled in a raspberry-flavored almond paste with Armagnac. The name comes from the regional word coucougne, which means a caress, cuddle, embrace… in short, a “moment of love.” 

 

Last but not least, our Valentine's Day selection also includes soaps and scented candles by Senteurs de France, pretty mugs and pouches by Les Parisettes, sweet greeting cards, and a cute Amour broche.

 

Ready, set, spark joy!

 

Marianne

Founder & Gourmand-in-Chief

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Just in: more French favorites

Among the French favorites recently added to our shelves you will find Karine & Jeff organic green lentil and carrot soup and split pea jardinière, Les 2 Marmottes all-natural herbal teas, and Mathez chocolate truffles in a charming pom-pom tin.

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

There is plenty of exciting on-site French cultural events all around America. Enjoy your picks!

 

The Brooklyn Museum presents Thierry Mugler: Couturissime. Through May 7.

 

The Denver Art Museum presents The 19th Century in European and American Art.

 

In Los Angeles the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures presents Director's Inspiration: Agnés Varda, an exhibition showcasing the work of the most prominent female director of the New Wave. Through March 17, 2024.

 

In New York FIAF (French Institute) presents its new film series, French Musical Comedies: From Classic to Contemporary. Through February 28.

 

In New York FIAF (French Institute) presents the 6th annual edition of Animation First, the only U.S. festival dedicated to showcasing the legacy and innovation of French animation. January 27-29.

 

In New York FIAF (French Institute) presents Signature Sempé, an exhibition featuring Jean-Jacques Sempé's most iconic works. January 27 through April 7.

 

The Philadelphia Museum of Art presents Matisse in the 1930s. Through January 29.

 

In Philadelphia the Rodin Museum presents Rodin's Hands. Through December 2023.

 

In Washington, DC Marc Chagall's magistral Orphée mosaic in on view in the sculpture garden of the National Gallery.

 

Last but not least, Piaf! The Show, the inspired tribute to one of the greatest French singers, is touring in the United States this week and next with dates in New York, Washington D.C., and Chicago. January 25-31.

 

 

Try out Francine's recipe for tarte flambée

Tarte Flambée

So easy to make and so satisfying: this wholesome Alsatian classic belongs in your winter répertoire!

Ingredients (serves 4-6)
1 Francine pizza dough mix
15cl (⅗ cup) water at room temperature
3 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, chopped
100g (3.5 oz) smoked lard or bacon, chopped

30cl (1 cup) crème fraîche
salt and pepper

chives, chopped

Directions
Preheat oven to 280ºC (535ºF) or as hot as possible.
Mix Francine pizza mix, dry yeast (provided with mix), water, and olive oil. Stir with a wooden spoon until the dough is formed. Spread the dough in a pizza tray.
Spread crème fraîche on the dough. Sprinkle chopped lard and onion. Add salt, pepper and chive.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes.