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La Cuisine Française

Now that we have talked about Des Specialités Françaises, I’ve put together some recipes for you to try to make them at home.  These are just some suggestions for how to make each dish.  There are many, many recipes available that have a lot of different options.  These are the simplest recipes I could find with easy to find ingredients.

Read through these recipes and watch the videos.

Des Crêpes

1 cup flour

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

3 eggs

2 cups milk

1 teaspoon vanilla (optional)

Mix all ingredients together and let sit at room temperature.  Heat a frying pan and add a touch of butter.  Pour a small amount of batter onto the pan and tilt the pan around until it coats the pan.  Cook about 2 min on medium-high heat and flip to cook the other side until brown.  Put whatever you’d like in them and enjoy! 

Watch how to prepare des crêpes by clicking below.

Une Soupe à l’Oignon

4 T. butter

1 t. salt

2 large red and 2 large sweet onions

48  oz. chicken broth

14 oz. beef broth

1/2 cup red wine

1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce

parsley, time, bayleaf in a bundle

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

1 baguette in slices

slices of Gruyère or Swiss cheese

slices of Asiago or Mozzarella cheese

Melt butter and add salt and onions.  Cook until onions are caramelized, about 20 min.  Add broth, wine and worcestershire sauce.  Add herb bundle and simmer 20 min.  Remove herbs.  Turn heat to low.  Add balsamic vinegar and season to taste.  Cover and keep warm while toasting bread.  Ladle soup into bowls, add a slice on top of of each bowl of soup, add cheese to the top, place under the broiler until cheese is melted and enjoy!

Watch how to make it below.

Des Esgargots Bourgignon

Preheat oven to 425 degrees

snails (precooked)

1 stick butter, softened

1 tablespoon minced shallots

1 tablespoon and a half minced garlic

1/4 cup parsley

black pepper and salt to taste

Mix all ingredients except snails.  Rinse snails well.  PLace snails in shells or little dishes.  Place the butter mixture on top.  Bake 10 minutes.

Watch how to prepare des escargots below!

Quiche

Preheat oven to 425.

4 eggs

2 cups half and half

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

pie crust

mozarella cheese and jarlsberg cheese

Whisk eggs and half and half together.  Add seasonings.  Place cheese in pie plate.  Pour egg mixture over the cheese.  Add any other ingredients you would like in your quiche.  Bake 15 minutes.  Reduce heat to 350 and bake another 25 minutes.  Filling should be firm.  Let quiche rest.

Watch how to prepare une quiche below.

Le Monde Francophone

Click on the countries to find out more about them.

belgiumBelgium

 

canada Canada

 

cte divoireCôte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast)

 

france   France

 

martiniqueMaritinique

 

moroccoMorocco

 

switzerlandmapSwitzerland

 

vietnamVietnam

Le Bal Masqué

Le Bal Masqué

Ma Journée

Watch these videos to see what a typical day is like for French students.

This one is about 6th grade students on the first day of school. Listen and watch and see what you can understand.

Looking At The Euro and The Franc

In this picture, the top bill is the old euro bill and the bottom is one that was just printed in 2014.  This is the front side.

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Here are the same two bills on the back side, and a bag of euro coins.

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Here are all of the euro bills and coins.

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The old French  money was called le franc.

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The Euro

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Click this link to see pictures of euros.   When you get there, click the arrow on the right and you can see a lot of pictures of the bills and coins.

C’est L’heure

It’s time to learn about time!

Watch both of these links about time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zYIOBs6-TY&feature=youtu.be

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CKMaRwicSg&feature=youtu.be

Time For Kids- France

Click the map to visit the website called Time For Kids.  There’s a special section about France.  Complete the assignment about some areas of France.

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What Is La Toussaint?

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La Toussaint is a holiday in France on November 1.  Flowers called les crysanthèmes are brought to cemeteries to honor those who have died.  Click on one of the links below to learn more about La Toussaint.

http://youtu.be/ELTheEPMSME?list=UU-ZFVrf5NVlmgZ0hItLT0pg

http://www.anglophone-direct.com/La-Toussaint-All-Saints-Day

Getting Into The Spirit

What a really cool Halloween Costume!

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