For Your Pantry (and Soul): Calvados

June 15, 2016



I first heard of calvados when browsing Nina Parker’s South of France Cookbook, which is officially my new go-to for French recipes, especially during summer. It was one of the ingredients in a simple shrimp dish called Cervettes Tigrées de Bubi, a recipe from the restaurant La Table du Mareyeur in Port Grimaud. The result […]

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Cover of the Day / Reprise du Jour : “Marie Douceur/Marie Colère” – Marie Laforêt (1966) from The Rolling Stones’ “Paint it Black”

June 27, 2016



“MARIE DOUCEUR/MARIE COLERE” – MARIE LAFORET (1966) FROM THE ROLLING STONES’ “PAINT IT BLACK” From the same year as the Hallyday track we recently featured, we get Marie Laforêt’s amusing take on the Stone’s “Paint it Black”, with the titular Marie hiding feistiness behind a soft façade. Laforêt, herself a major figure in 60s French […]

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French Disco: An Essential Guide

June 27, 2016



Many a blog has waxed on the hugely influential sub-genre of house music, French Touch, or as Brandon Ivers of XL8R puts it: “a mélange of filter effects, space disco and rock ‘n’ roll grafted onto house and techno”. The scene that gave birth to the French Touch, was started by later world-famous DJs like […]

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