Joyeux Noël: Talking about Christmas in France

Joyeux Noël Soon it will be Christmas in France, Noël en France. In this post we’ll look at some vocabulary and customs that will help you wish your family and…

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Types of Tea in Japan

Tea is the most common and important drink in Japan, and as you can imagine, there are a few things you should know about how to talk about the many…

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Pico de Gallo Recipe

Pico de gallo is a delicious and simple condiment that you’ve no doubt enjoyed in a Mexican restaurant. It’s that wonderful blend of tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, and lime juice…

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Celebrate La Toussaint with les Niflettes

La Toussaint is an important French holiday when you can observe religious practices, spend time with family, or simply take advantage of a few days off. You can enjoy La…

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Un Caffè, Per Favore. Ordering Coffee in Italy

Italians take their coffee very seriously. So it’s not surprising that in Italy the time for a un caffè (a coffee) is always sacred, and that there’s a lot of…

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Know Your French Cheeses – Part I

Les fromages (cheeses) are part of the holy trinity of French food: wine, bread, and cheese. French cheeses are the incontournables (must-know/see; lit. uncircumventable) of French gastronomy. There’s a whole…

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