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Thanks for taking time to stop and visit my blog! If you thought you were visiting a page about grammar, you are in for a surprise. This is actually a website completely dedicated to my own culinary adventures in French cooking. I am an English teacher by day (hence the name of my blog) and an amateur home chef by night. For the past year, I’ve been cooking my way through various French cookbooks and learning everything I can about preparing fresh French cuisine for my family. My dream is to one day open my own French restaurant in Manhattan, but for now, I’m sharing my French cooking tips here on the Internet. If you are curious about French cuisine or just enjoy stories of a home cook trying one crazy dish after another, I welcome you and invite you to come along for the journey with me.

Learning To Cook French Cuisine

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Learning to cook French cuisine doesn’t have to be hard. If learning to cook French food interests you then you need to get out there and find a class in your area in which you can learn it. A movie that is getting ready to come out is all about French cooking and I cannot wait to see it. It is called The 100 Foot Journey. French food is fancy and will make others think you spent hours in the kitchen preparing it. If you take French cooking classes and learn all that you need to know about cooking that type of food, it won’t take you long at all before you become a pro at it.

Cooking French food can also be as simple as buying a French cuisine cook book. Be sure if you buy one of these cook books to use it however. I have had a French cuisine cook book in my pantry for over ten years and I dare say I have only looked at the pictures. Sometimes people are a bit intimidated about how hard it may be to cook French food but they need not be afraid to give it a try. Sure you may fail a few times but it is my guess that if you keep working at it you will find that it is not as hard as you might think it is. Like I said French food is known to be fancy and others will be jealous of you if you learn how to prepare it correctly and serve them some of it. Imagine all the fun you will have sharing your French knowledge with all your friends and family.

Take Along the Best Electronic Cigarettes When You Learn French Cooking

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If you’re looking for a great gift you can give someone you love, or you’re just looking for something different to try out, you should consider French Cooking classes. I promise, you’ll love it. There’s a reason that Julia Childs loved French cooking. It’s completely different from any other form of cooking. During the course of your cooking classes you’ll not only learn completely different ways to prepare food, but you’ll also find yourself appreciating the things you eat more than you did prior to taking the classes.

The great thing about giving a French Cooking class to someone you love is that it’s something you can do together. Not only will the two of you enjoy learning everything there is to learn about this style of cooking, but you’ll find the experience draws you closer together. By the time you’ve completed the course of classes, you’ll never think of cooking as a solitary experience again. You might even decide to take an ethnic cooking class every year.

After taking a complete course in French cooking you’ll be able to prepare all of your favorite meals in the comfort of your own home. You’ll no longer go the at fancy, and expensive, French restaurant. You’ll be able to make the same dishes and even know how to add your personal flair. Cooking and dining at home will save you’re a fortune. When it comes to French cooking, nothing but the best will do. You instructor will teach you how to select and store the best produce, meat, and dairy products.

Cooking as a family is something that the average American family seems to have drifted away from over the years. Instead of every one pitching in to prepare supper, most of us just grab something out of the freezer and nuke it. This changes after you’ve taken some French cooking classes. Not only will you want to cook your own meals, but you’ll also want to teach your family what you’ve learned. It won’t be long before getting together to prepare a meal becomes a regular thing. These regular sessions in the kitchen will help you establish a closer relationship with your spouse and kids.

Finally, don’t forget to take along the best electronic cigarettes when you learn French cooking. Tobacco cigarettes do more than simply ruin your lungs. They also impact your ability to taste foods properly. In order to get the maximum amount of enjoyment out of your French cooking classes, you should make the decision to give up tobacco cigarettes once and for all. You’ll have an easier time sticking to your decision when you replace your current brand of cigarettes with some of the best electronic cigarettes. The best electronic cigarettes produce a very clean vapor. After just a few weeks of using the best electronic cigarettes, you’ll find your sense of smell improving. Shortly after that, your ability to taste and enjoy the elegant French meals you have prepared will also return.

Take A French Cooking Class With Your Child

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Parents and their children these days hardly have any time to spend together. There seems to be not enough time in the day to get everything done, much less hanging out with your kids. If you are not careful you will look up one day and your child will be ready to graduate high school and go to college and you won’t have even taken the time to get to know them very well. Don’t let this happen to you. I have spent a ton of time with my own child and I know her well and cannot imagine how it would feel had I not done that, at this point in our lives.

A great way to spend time with your children is to cook with them. A really fun way to cook together is to take cooking classes together. You can take any type of cooking class you wish but I would suggest starting with a French cooking class so that you can impress all of your friends and family. French food is fancy and will make others think you spent hours in the kitchen preparing it. If you take French cooking classes and learn all that you need to know about cooking that type of food, it won’t take you long at all before you become a pro at it.

The next time you and your child are looking for a way to get closer with one another, sign up for a French cooking class together. It would also be really cool to do this if your child happens to be studying French in school or home school. This way you and she or he will be able to go over words together and get better at the language.

The Battle between Technology and Grammar

It goes without saying that many kids today are losing the ability to write a sentence properly. Grammar is quickly becoming a lost art and I for one am not happy about this change at all. For the longest time I was unwilling to send a text from my phone because I had read many texts that others had sent to me. Missing letters and words from sentences was more than I could take. How hard was it to spell out a word properly? And for that matter, why were people using words improperly?

But alas, I finally started texting, I can barely say that word because it hurts, since it was easier than sending them an email that they wouldn’t read or leaving a voicemail they would never hear. If only they could understand that in the real world which they would have to enter someday, it would be necessary to form complete sentences in order to get a job. I want to say that I have seen some improvement by way of smart phones that finish words as you type them, but some of the phones are less than intelligent.

Maybe, just maybe, someone will create an application that will help us to properly create a sentence and become grammar experts. They may have to make it flashy and trick the kids and adults into learning, but it may just be the answer that people like me are looking for to help rid the world of bad grammar. I know there will always be some people who will never care whether their sentences are grammatically correct or not, but I am not one of those people. And I hope you are not either.

My Anniversary Dinner

My wife and I have been married for 10 years now. When we first met we were both kids, only 16 years old. It was not love at first sight. I thought she was pretentious and she thought I was a hoodlum. Obviously I was wrong and she was somewhat right. I was a troublemaker to a degree. However nature has a way of pulling differing forces together. Opposites really do attract. And over the next few months we spent more time together and I soon fell head over heels in love. She and I dated for a while and then high school drama kicked in and we broke up. However a few years later we got back together and were soon married. We have been together for over 13 years now and we are very much in love. So for our 10th wedding anniversary I wanted to pull out all the stops and make sure she knew how much she was treasured.

Knowing that she loves great food I decided that I would send the kids to the grandparents and I would cook a fancy meal for her. I am a pretty good cook so I thought it would be a great way to spend the night. I decided to cook a French dish known as Coq au vin. This is a special dish that highlights the main ingredient, chicken. The chicken is cooked in a wine bath and served over a nice bed of rice. The meal was amazing and the dessert was even better! But that is a whole different story that has nothing to do with French cooking!

Pitfalls Of French Cooking

Let me share a quick story with you about cooking. I am a food fanatic. I love to eat and I love to try new things. Over the years I have had to battle my weight issues simply because I love to eat so much. There have been times when I have approached three hundred pounds and I am thankful to say that I am no longer in that situation. I have gotten that issue under control. However there are a few things I would like to share with you. First, my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. I love the holiday not simply because the family gets together or because football is all over the television. I love Thanksgiving because of the food. Second, I love French food. French food is an amazing delicacy to my pallet. And while the majority of people struggle to manage the French kitchen, I have a huge love for the flare and the taste of this kind of food. So what is the issue here? What are the pitfalls of French cooking?

Some will say that the biggest issue with French cooking is the risk of bacteria due to under-cooking. I would argue that the biggest pitfall with French cooking is that it is so good that you will not be able to stop eating. The French have a way of making a brick taste good. I have struggled with weight for many years and as long as I continue to eat French cooking, I will continue to struggle with my weight. What are some of the issues that you have with food? Am I the only one here that struggles with weight issues?

Getting Started With French Cooking

So you have taken the next steps and you are interested in learning a new style of cooking. Not only are you interested in learning the basics of the French cooking style but you would like to grasp the basics and then move forward until you are essentially a master French chef. So how do you do that? How can you learn the basics of such a tough style of cooking? Here is a secret. The French style of cooking is not difficult. Sure there are some techniques that take years to master but the overall kind of cooking the French do is not hard to understand. There are a few things that you need to understand when you are getting started with French cooking. The main idea in French cooking is to use logic, use fresh ingredients, and to make sure that the food is presented beautifully.

So let’s look at the aspect of getting your feet wet in the French style kitchen. The first thing you need to understand is that the French use logic in their cooking. What does this mean? It means that when a certain method is called for they actually do it. A great example would be braising stew beef because it is such a tough cut of meat. Second, you need to highlight the main ingredient. Using fresh ingredients will help. A great example is using chicken. While there are many different variations of chicken, they all highlight the chicken. French cooking is all about freshness and presentation. Be sure to present your food in an appetizing way. French is not hard, it is all about understanding the basics.

Kids Won’t Eat French

I feel that everyone has had this issue over the years, but for some reason I feel like I am all alone. I have the same trouble with my 7 year old that other might be facing as well. What is the issue? My kid will not eat anything other than French fries and chicken nuggets. The sad thing about this issue is that my boyfriend is a very talented French chef. He is not from France but he has trained in France. He has spent years mastering his craft and he is a very good cook. He loves to cook for us and he loves to show off his skills. The sad reality is that my kid will not eat the French food that he cooks. So what was I supposed to do? Should I break it off with the great guy or should I force my kid to eat the food to help me save face? I chose neither. I decided to trick my son and make him understand what he was missing.

Jonathan loves to eat French fries but obviously that is not a French food. So what have I done to trick him into eating the French food? Don’t laugh, but I have packed the French food in a McDonalds bag. I know, I know, but the funny thing is he has fallen in love with the food. Know he is always asking for the special McDonalds food! I don’t know how to help you and your kids with their eating issues, but I did learn the best way to make my kid eat. What are some of your tricks and tips for making your kids eat?

Understanding The Basics of French Cuisine

Cuisine is a language that almost everyone can understand. While traditional spoken words can be tough to understand and follow, when it comes to eating there are no barriers to understanding the heart and intent of the people involved. When it comes to food there are many different variations and there are many different kinds of styles that food can be prepared. However there are no imitations when it comes to proper French cooking. The real question that many people will ask is what are the basics of French cooking? The basics are very simple. While there are a certain few ingredients that set the French dishes apart, the real secrets are very easy. When it comes to proper French cooking the techniques and the special touches are all things that can be learned over time. But the real difference in this style of cooking is found in 2 key areas.

First, you must always use and be dedicated to the use of fresh ingredients. French cooking is a special thing. Not only are the French known for world class cuisine, they are know for using the best and most fresh ingredients in the area. While the skills needed to be a world-class French chef are very time consuming, using fresh ingredients is one secret that could help you move up the ladder of success. Another thing to keep in mind when it comes to cooking with a French flare is that you must be willing to use regional dishes. French food is always about using fresh ingredients and making the dishes of the region. Do you think you can become a great French chef?