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France - soft drinks
Badoit
france
Badoit drink
© ursofrench.fr
sparkling water, joy bubbles since 1778...
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Perrier
france
Perrier drink
© virginradio.fr
How many cult ads for this sparkling water !? Gainsbourg's ad censored on 1976 with a woman's hand cherishing a Perrier bottle growing more and more and letting escape a huge hose of... Perrier of course ! 1990 Jean Paul Goude' ad video see www.youtube.com and our favourite one 1984 video see www.ina.fr and lots of others since...



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Orangina
france
Orangina drink
© miamz.fr
French orange-based sparkling drink. Originally the drink was made with orange and lemon juices and pulps, but there is now a large variety (guarana, blood orange, etc). This drink is famous not only due to the originality of the glass bottle, but also because of many genious marketing campains : 1988 JP Goude, 1989 Lambada huge summerhit sponsorized by TF1 (french TV channel) and Orangina (in the video a girl shakes alternatively maracas and Orangina bottles), 1994 Alain Chabat's campain with ... read next

France - vegetarian recipes
Onion Soup
france
Onion Soup recipe
© over-blog.com

Attention !!! here is The legendary traditionnal french dish :)

Ingredients :
Onions 4 to 5
garlic one clove
butter 60 g
grated cheese 80 g
oil 3 tbsp
flour 1 tbsp
croutons (or bread slices )
water 1 litre
salt, pepper

Recipe of french onion soup :
Slice the onions, chop the garlic clove and make brown the whole with the butter+oil mix.
Add the flour, stir well and pour the cold water in one time.
Stir and make it boil.
Blend.
Sprinkle w ... read next



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Rhubarb pie
france
Rhubarb pie recipe
© ptitchef.com
easy and original

Ingredients :
1 ready-made pate sablée (sandy shortbread dough)
cinnamon powder 2 tbsp
ginger powder 2 tbsp
Rhubarb 12 to 20 stems (according to the size)
suggar 2 tbsp
butter 50g (or vegetal oil)

Recipe of easy rhubarb pie :
Preheat the oven Th 5 (medium) and cook the pastry, only for 10 min.
Wash, peel and cut the rhubarbs into dices.
Boil it with 1 tbsp suggar then drain and garnish on the bottom of the pate sablée.
Mix the melte ... read next

France - dances
Branle
france
Branle dance
© lanouvellerepublique.fr
How to dance Branle Ensemble of old collective dances, in open or closed chain. They progress lateraly on the left and are binary ou ternary. Ternary branles include jumped steps that are more tiring and dedicated to young dancers. Dancers, boys and girls intertwined, join hands. The basic step is simple or double.
Double branle : 2 steps on the left, 2 steps on the right.
Simple branle : 2 steps on the left, one step on the right.
Different types of branles : in Brittany An ... read next
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Java
france
Java dance
© temps-danse-bourges.fr
How to dance Java Popular parisian dance of the 30's which developed against the formalism of waltz and fell into disuse during the 50's. It's a sort of fast waltz with 3 small hopped steps, waddled and not turned. It needs less place than classic waltz and can be practiced in dancings crowded rooms. Java is a 3 count dance (3/4) like waltz. see www.youtube.com
Musics to dance Java : Ca gaze (baguette quartette), Musette a tout va (valse java), La java b ... read next
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Paso doble
france
spain
Paso doble dance
© webnode.com
How to dance Paso doble Paso doble means "double step" because it's a 2 count music - 2/4 rhythm – but figures are often performed on 8 counts. Paso doble is the easiest ballroom dance, created by french choreographs on spanish songs. The basic step is a walkstep that symbolizes bullfighting. The male dancer is the torero and plays with the female dancer who is his muleta (red wrap). The song has breaks in fixed positions, movements are performed staccato, in a proud and dominati ... read next
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Valse musette
france
Valse musette dance
© free.fr
How to dance valse musette Form of simple waltz danced tightly and needing less space, so it can be practiced in crowded popular bals, even in a bistro back room. It's a 3 count dance, in which the first count is emphasized. The couple turns to the left, (counter clockwise). Valse musette comprises spins on the spot like a spinning top. see www.youtube.com
Musics to dance valse musette : Reine de musette, Riviera Riviera (musette dans les Alpes), Musett ... read next



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Circassian circle
france
Circassian circle dance
© pagesperso-orange.fr
How to dance circassian circle Circle dances with alternation of boys and girls. Circassian is a couple ludic dance with a partner change at each cycle. The dance is accomplished when each boy has danced with each girl. In Brittany there is a version in which partners stay together during the whole dance. This popular dance of scottish origin has been introduced in folk bals during the 70's. It became popular and appreciated for it's simplicity and conviviality. The music has 32 measureme ... read next
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Mazurka
antilles
france
poland
Mazurka dance
© caraibean-danc.fr
How to dance Mazurka Rhythmic couple dance coming from Poland. It's a 3 count dance that turns. As many ballroom dances, Mazurka had been retaken in folk dances, (dances from Brittany, the center of France and from the guyanese carnival). Mazurka is also a component of traditional dances of Martinique. Since the basic step mazurka has evolved to figures and variants. The basic step is not difficult but experience shows that acquisition is not immediate. (wikipedia) video www.yout ... read next
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Raggajam
france
Raggajam dance
© ytimg.com
How to dance Raggajam Ragga for Reggae and Jam for Jamaïca. Raggajam is danced on Raggamuffin music. Laure Courtellemont – inspired by a Madonna concert – had copyrighted this dance on 1996. She showed it to several international fitness conventions and won the"Talent des Cités" price of RATP on 2003. Raggajam is teached in fitness centers. This street-dance combines the Reggae and jamaican dances spirit with Dancehall rhythms. It's an afro-jamaican dance enriched by hip-hop moves, and se ... read next

France - tales
Sleeping Beauty
france
Sleeping Beauty tale
© magnard.fr
Charles perrault, Grimm brothers see etc.usf.edu

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Puss in boots
france
italy
Puss in boots tale
© fluentu.com
Charles Perrault see www.shortkidstories.com

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Little red riding hood
france
Little red riding hood tale
© canalblog.com
Charles Perrault, brothers Grimm see www.dltk-teach.com




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Cinderella
france
Cinderella tale
© deviantart.net
Charles perrault see www.theguardian.com

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Donkeyskin
france
Donkeyskin tale
© canalblog.com
Charles Perrault see www.kidsgen.com

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Hop-o'-my-thumb
france
Hop-o'-my-thumb tale
© abebooks.com
Charles Perrault Brothers Grimm see www.shortkidstories.com


France - movie
The Aquatic Effect
iceland
france
L'Effet aquatique
The Aquatic Effect movie
© acsta.net
released in 2016.
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The Science of Sleep
france
La Science des rêves
The Science of Sleep movie
© pmdstatic.net
released in 2006.
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Tango Libre
belgium
france
Tango Libre movie
© cwb.fr
released in 2012.



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Mood Indigo
france
L’Écume des jours
Mood Indigo movie
© nouvelobs.com
released in 2013.
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Eden Is West
france
Eden à l'Ouest
Eden Is West movie
© panorama-cinema.com
released in 2009.
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