sparkling water, joy bubbles since 1778...
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...
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
Attention !!! here is The legendary traditionnal french dish :)
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
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.
Sprinkle w ... read next
easy and original
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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