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Le Mouffetard Restaurant, Paris. Photo: besopha via Flickr.

“Fait-Maison”: French Roll Out Logo for “House-made” Restaurant Dishes

The French have always been particular about their food. Under a recent consumer protection law titled, “Public decree No. 2014-797,” restaurants in France will be allowed to display a symbol to indicate that dishes are “homemade.” The law is intended to combat the growing trend of off-premise preparation and frozen, ready-made food in restaurants. However, […]

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The Last Newspaper Vendor: an Unlikely Celebrity of Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Seeing Ali Akbar selling Le Monde on the streets of Saint-Germain-des-Prés is startling. Not simply because he is often calling out his own headlines like, “Monica Lewinsky pregnant by Obama! She’s got twins!” or “Sarkozy converts to Islam!” But when was the last time you saw someone selling paper newspapers on foot in the street? […]

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Corsican Nationalist Group Trades Guns for Politics

After the National Front for Corsican Independence (FNLC) was founded in 1976, it became known as a violent nationalist group prone to detonating bombs targeting French immigrants in Corsica and other sites on the French mainland. Their goal was French recognition of Corsican political independence and their group photos featured Corsican flags, black ski masks, […]

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