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Some French inspiration for you...
 
The holiday season is now in full swing and these are our 10 best-selling holiday specials so far:
 
#10 Distillerie du Périgord Guinettes (the refined cherries in Kirsch)
#9 Escal Burgundy escargots
#8 Rougié duck foie gras
#7 Gavottes savory crispy crêpes with Boursin cheese
#6 Voisin papillotes (the traditional holiday chocolate candies wrapped in shiny paper)
#5 Suchard rochers (the irresistible chocolate-coated praliné bites)
#4 Milka advent calendar (sold out!)
#3 sarments du Médoc (the crispy chocolate twigs)
#2 Gavottes sweet crispy crêpes (original and chocolate-coated)
#1 Bonne Maman 2018 advent calendar (sold out!)

Incredibly popular Bonne Maman advent calendar sold out, of course. It seems to have been the hottest holiday item across the board this year. Well done if you got yours! Email us if you would like to be notified when we get the 2019 limited edition next year.

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This month's deals: 20% off Grilletine whole wheat toasted bread, Amora mayonnaise, and LU Chamonix cookies (coupon code DEC2018)
 

Just in: more French food favorites

Among the French favorites recently added to our shelves you will find Sabarot mogettes de Vendée, Oui Love It delicious madeleines (gluten free), and Clément Faugier candied chestnuts in Cognac brandy. Just in time for the holidays!

 

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!

Boston's Museum of Fine Arts presents French Pastels – Treasures from the Vault. Through January 6, 2019.

Also at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, an exciting Agnès Varda and Jacques Demy film series that pays tribute to the most talented couple of directors to have graced French cinema. A Demy musical is a holiday treat in and of itself! December 6-15.

In Chicago the Gene Siskel Film Center pays tribute to a groundbreaking French director with The Complete Jean Vigo. November 30 through December 5.

University of Chicago's Doc Films presents From The Other Side: The Films of Chantal Akerman. Through December 5.

Cincinnati's Taft Museum of Art presents Paris to New York: Photographs by Eugène Atget and Berenice Abbott. Through January 20, 2019.

The Cleveland Museum of Art presents Renaissance Splendor: Catherine de' Medici's Valois Tapestries, on view for the first time in the United States. Through January 21, 2019.

Cleveland's Cinematheque presents Very French: The Films of Jacques Becker, a delightful series of 1940s and 1950s classics. Through December 15.

In Davenport, IA the Figge Museum presents French Moderns: Monet to Matisse, 1850-1950. Through January 6, 2019.

The Denver Art Museum presents Dior: From Paris to the World. Through March 3, 2019.

In Kansas City the Nelson-Atkins Art Museum presents Napoleon: Power and Splendor. Through March 10, 2019.

In Los Angeles the Getty Center presents A Queens' Treasure from Versailles: Marie-Antoinette's Japanese Lacquer. Through January 6, 2019.

New York 's French Institute (FIAF) presents Pascal Greggory: Unsung Eros, a retrospective showcasing the work of the acclaimed French actor. Through December 18.

New York's Met Museum presents Delacroix, a broad retrospective jointly produced with Musée du Louvre. Through January 6, 2019.

The Philadelphia Art Museum presents Fabulous Fashion: From Dior's New Look To Now. Through March 3, 2019.

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

Also in Philadelphia the Barnes Foundation presents Berthe Morisot: Woman Impressionist. Through January 14, 2019.

San Francisco's de Young Museum presents Gauguin: A Spritual Journey. Through April 7, 2019.

In Washington, DC the National Gallery of Art presents Corot: Women. Through December 31.


 

Try Pomme d'Api's recipe for yummy Christmas tree

Fresh from my 5-year-old's beloved French magazine. A guaranteed success with kids!
 
Ingredients
2 portions ready-made shortcrust pastry (or use our tarte au citron meringuée recipe to make your own)
100 g (3½ oz) confectioners sugar
1 bag Tagada candies
 
Directions
Preheat oven to 180ºC (350ºF).
Roll down shortcrust pastry on baking sheet and cut 2 identical triangles. Cut one of the 2 triangles in 2 halves lengthwise. Bake about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
Mix confectioners sugar and a few drops of water to obtain a paste (about the same thickness as toothpaste). Apply mixture in the middle of full triangle lengthwise and on the side of one the halved triangles. Press together a few seconds, then let stand against a mug or glass. When dry, repeat with other halved triangle.
Apply mixture on the base of Tagada candies and "glue" onto Christmas tree.