The Famous Omelet of La Mère Poulard at the Mont Saint-Michel

La Mère Poulard Mont Saint-Michel

Visible leagues away from land and sea, the Mont Saint-Michel rises amidst the vast bay bearing its name, alternatively surrounded by miles of treacherous sand or fast marées (f.) (tides), giving it an aura of legend as the succeeding layers … Continue reading

National Dessert Day: International Desserts

LLang-88-blog-546x350-dessert-a Today is National Dessert Day! To celebrate, we asked our e-Tutors to share some of their favorite international desserts. Sev, French: Pâté aux prunes The Pâté aux prunes (plum pie) is the Anjou region (Loire Valley) dessert par excellence (quintessential), a traditional specialty, … Continue reading

The story and traditions behind Dragon Boat Festival

475606237 In Chinese, the name for Dragon Boat Festival is 端午节 [duān wǔ jié], which is not a literal translation of Dragon Boat Festival, but rather is an ancient phrase that relates to the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere. The festival is always celebrated on 五月初五 [wǔ yuè chū wǔ], the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar, which this year falls on June 2. Continue reading

Traveling to France? Don’t miss the Farmers’ Markets!

French Market A stay in France would not be complete without the experience of un marché (farmers’ market). Despite the ever-growing presence of supermarchés (m.)(supermarkets), faire le marché (going to the farmers’ market; lit. do the market) remains an important way of shopping for food, especially produits frais (fresh … Continue reading