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Opinion

  • the-immigrant-movie-film-marion-cotillard-james-gray-ellis-islandImmigrants, the Lot of Us!

    The Americans do not descend from the Native Americans any more than the French descend from the Gauls. Both nations are in fact melting pots, and throughout our parallel histories, immigration has been, and remains, an essential part of who we are. What goes in the United States, making up part of the national saga, is far less accepted —...

  • flag-american-US-stars-stripesThe End of Anti-Americanism

    The spontaneous solidarity shown by the French to the Americans after the 9/11 attacks, and the support offered by the Americans to the French after the 2015 and 2016 attacks, proves that anti-Americanism in France was never more than a political or literary tool, an ideology which replaced knowledge. Much has been written on the history of French anti-Americanism, particularly...

Culture

  • creative-block-nicole-rosa-bloc-et-blocage-film-cinema-paris-franceA Fantastic Short Film, Shot Between Paris and New York

    Nicola Rose, une jeune marionnettiste américaine installée à Manhattan, tourne son premier court métrage entre New York et Paris. Pour écrire le scénario de son premier court métrage, Bloc et Blocage (Creative Block), Nicola Rose s’est (librement) inspirée de sa propre expérience. Une jeune marionnettiste new-yorkaise en panne d’inspiration, Claire s’éprend de Thibaut, un patineur français qu’elle a aperçu à la télévision,...

  • french-arts-associates-miami-florida-french-artists-networkFrench Art Professionals United in the States

    Founded by two French expats in Miami, the association French Arts Associates brings together French art professionals based in the United States. French Arts Associates was launched on November 18, 2016, with an inaugural event in the gallery owned by Parisian-born Lélia Mordoch in Wynwood — the Miami neighborhood hosting the Art Basel fair every year. The association founded by Sophie Blachet...

Business

  • shalimar-guerlain-paris-perfum-parfumIconic: Shalimar, the Perfume of the Roaring Twenties

    Created by Jacques Guerlain in 1921, this intoxicating perfume and its Baccarat crystal vial sated a French appetite for the Far East during the Roaring Twenties. Shalimar is now Guerlain’s most iconic perfume and its best-selling fragrance after La Petite Robe Noire, with 108 bottles sold every hour across the world. Once upon a time in 17th-century India, the Mughal Emperor...

  • french-wink-concept-store-boutique-frenchA Boost for Made-in-France Products in the US

    French Wink, a startup that assists French brands in reaching consumers abroad, is introducing American consumers to quality, made-in-France goods in order to promote the “French attitude” in the US. Upon moving to New York City, Claire Obry, a 34-year-old mother of three, noticed that French brands attempting to break into the market were struggling to expand beyond New York's...

France

  • voting-booth-vote-election-referendumA Vote to Repel the Ban on Bilingual Public Schools in California

    On November 8, 2016, Americans will choose who will be their president for the next four years. On the same day, Californian voters will also decide the future of dual-language education in their state. In a sort of direct democracy, 17 propositions are being put to the vote in California this year. They include the abolishment of the death penalty...

  • national-french-week-usa-aatfAmerican Students Celebrate National French Week

    Une initiative de l’AATF (American Association of Teachers of French), la Semaine Nationale du Français a lieu du 4 au 10 novembre. Au cours de la semaine, un florilège d'évènements intellectuels, culturels, artistiques et gastronomiques sont organisés dans les écoles, collèges, lycées et universités américaines. LES CONCOURS NATIONAUX Un concours de vidéos Les élèves des classes de sixième à terminale sont...

Gastronomy

  • galette-rois-kings-cake-epiphanie-epiphanyThe King’s Cake

    Starting in January 2017, France-Amérique will explore each month the history and the traditions behind a famous French pastry or candy. On the first Sunday of January, France celebrates the Epiphany by sharing a Galette des Rois — a King's Cake. There are countless stories, legends, mysteries and unexpected anecdotes surrounding this emblematic French cake, an irresistible, sweet delight open to a whole host...[Subscriber]

  • noel-christmas-recette-recipe-chapon-chestnut-capon-marronsRecipe: Crispy Capon with Chestnuts

    To celebrate a Christmas the French way, France-Amérique prepared for you a delicious forest-themed holiday menu: a crispy capon with chestnuts, gingerbread, and foie gras, and a chestnut mousse with vanilla cream custard. Serves 6 PREPARATION The stuffing (30 minutes) should be prepared the day before. Cooking time on the day: 2 hours USTENSILS 1 paintbrush INGREDIENTS Poultry: 1 capon For...