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11 Great Bakeries for Bread in Montreal

If there’s one thing Montreal’s French heritage contributes, it’s the lack of any sort of aversion to carbs. While other cities in Canada may have more of a “gluten = bad” attitude, Montreal embraces bread with fervour. From heavy hitters like Guillaume and Hof Kelsten, to neighbourhood gems like …

Baking

Falafel Avenue’s New Plateau Location Opens Next Week

Mark your calendars; as of June 29th, <b>Falafel</b> <b>Avenue</b> will be opening the doors of its new Plateau location on the Mont-Royal strip, designed by Jean-Pierre Viau with a mural and neon signage:<p>Grid View<p>What began as a flagship operation downtown two years ago under the steerage of three …

30 Epic Montreal Terrasses

The sun is out and the temperatures are climbing. That can only mean one thing: Terrasse season is here.<p>Whether you're looking for brunch, lunch, drinks, or dinner, Montreal provides a bevy of outdoor options. This year's edition of the terrasse map bids adieu to to long-standing favourites (Le …

Canada

40 Facts About French

If you think you know French – Think Again!<p>from <i>The Story of French</i><br>by Julie Barlow and Jean-Benoît Nadeau*<p>Global Status<p>French is second only to …

Language Learning

Video: French language flourishing in Spain

A record number of students in Spain are signing up for French classes as young people look to strengthen their skills set. But the trend is also the result of a coordinated charm offensive by French officials.<p>In Madrid’s San Isidro high school as many as 300 students follow a bi-lingual …

Does the French Language Make Us Think Of The World Differently?

Last Summer, when the <i>Hermione</i>, Lafayette's reconstructed frigate, crossed the Atlantic from Rochefort, France, to travel up the US East Coast from Virginia to Maine, we were reminded of the great ideas from the Enlightenment that united France and America in the 18th century, which France later …

Jacques Pepin, unlike other celebrity chefs, will actually teach you how to cook.

One of the best TV chefs ever just retired, and you probably never watched him.<p>Not that Jacques Pépin—classically trained French chef, intimate of …

Top Chef

16 Times The French Language Was Just Too Much

THE GREEN WORM GOES TOWARDS THE GREEN GLASS.<p><i>This post was translated from French.</i>

French officials blast 'pizza advert' English phrase in Paris Olympic bid slogan

The decision to adopt an English slogan for Paris' bid to host the 2024 Olympics was likened on Thursday to a pizza promotion by the body charged with preserving the purity of the French language, and also resulted in a lawsuit.<p>Paris decided on "Made for Sharing" as their rallying cry for the Games …

Sacrebleu! Francophone purists to sue after French Olympic Committee picks English slogan

The Academie Francaise has condemned "Made for Sharing" as the motto of a Paris Olympic bid. Organizers have said they want to communicate …

Los Angeles

French officials launch legal action over Paris 2024 'Made for sharing' line

French officials have criticised Paris’ 2024 Olympic bid campaign likening the ‘Made for sharing’ slogan to a “pizza promotion”.<p>The Académie …

Weird facts you didn't know about the French language

The longest word in the dictionary is <b>anticonstitutionnellement</b> at 25 letters.<p>The longest French word of all is the full chemical name for <b>thiamine</b> …

21 French expressions that will make you laugh

<b>1.</b> French people don’t “fall madly in love”…they “are struck by lightning” (<i>Avoir un coup de foudre</i>).<p><b>2.</b> French people don’t “have sex”…they “throw …

Aleppo: a cosmopolitan city built on thousands of years of trade

Location of Syria’s most populous city is behind why it has been fiercely fought over – with war destroying history that centuries of refugees helped build<p>What was so special about Aleppo, sitting on a bleak and dusty plain with no river, oasis, port or sheltering mountains, that led it to become …

Web Development Versus Web Design: What Is The Difference?

The terms web development and web design are tossed around a lot and in many cases, people use these terms interchangeably. However, these two terms …

Are these startups the future of food tech?

Cheap and accurate weather forecasting and indoor LED farms were just some of the offerings at the Nobel Week Dialogue in Stockholm<p>The ability to forecast tomorrow’s weather is something farmers have at their fingertips in many parts of the world, but in some regions weather forecasting is much …

Weather

What's Coming to San Francisco in 2018

In a city as vibrant, diverse and creative as San Francisco, it's hard to zero in on just a few things to see, do, and eat—but we'll give it our best …

Artist Creates Whimsical Food Art from Bananas

Graphic designer Stephan Brusche (aka iSteef) continues his journey to transform bananas into art. These Fruitdoodles, as the Dutch artist has dubbed them, are one part sculpture, one part drawing, and one part pure imagination. Brusche is able to see unlimited possibilities with his edible canvas, …

Digital Art

Spain is trying to kill the siesta

Spain is hoping to kill off its famed "siesta" naps by moving to a new time zone.<p>Labor minister Fátima Báñez has this week revived a proposal to change the country's clocks, saying the move would help ensure the working day ended at 6 p.m. and give workers more time with their families. It's …

International Monetary Fund

India’s Silicon Valley is also incubating a nascent French food industry

For years, urban Indians in search of French food were stuck with less-than-alluring options: floppy croissants from the local bakery or rock-hard baguettes from gourmet supermarkets.<p>However, things have been changing lately, and nowhere is this more apparent than in Bengaluru.<p>With many people …

France

Marinated Bocconcini Recipe - Chowhound

Tip<p>When Is New Year's Eve?<p>New Year's Eve is on Dec. 31. This year, New Year's Eve falls on a Sunday.<p>Read More<p>1 of 8<p>Tip<p>What Is New Year's Eve?<p>New …

This Easy Pumpkin Pie Recipe Is the Perfect Last-Minute Gift

TIP: For a crisp crust (no more soggy bottom!), use a metal pie pan and prebake your crust with pie weights.<p>Yield:<p>Makes 8 servings<p>Total time: 2 …

Baking

The 37 Best Tools For Data Visualization

It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's traded. As consumers, we're positively …

Look Into The Future Of Website Design

The internet was coined in 1969, but it wasn't until 1990s that it came into the mainstream picture. The world experienced a new wave of innovation and advancement in the mainly the communication sector that further aided the growth of supplementary mediums.<p>This time was the initial stages of the …

A Moving Painting Turns Times Square into a Psychedelic Canvas

For the latest of ‘Midnight Moment,' Cuban artist Emilio Perez animates one of his paintings inspired by America’s first trans-continental highways.<p>Before Times Square became New York City’s seedy underbelly, and many more years before its Disneyfication, it was one of two termini of the Lincoln …

The Future of Design is Simplicity

By Jake Rocheleau<p>Design trends come and go but great design is always easy to recognize. Print work that catches your eye and naturally intuitive …

UI Design

An introduction to frontend testing

Testing frontend code is still a confusing practice to many developers. But with frontend development becoming more complex and with developers …

​Google won't build ad-blocking feature into Chrome

This year, the Opera browser added an option to block online ads. The newer Brave browser goes farther, blocking them by default. But Google would rather fix the problems with ads than strip them off websites.<p>"We feel like there are a lot of challenges in advertising. There are a lot of wrong …

Gemma O’Brien: Lettering Extraordinaire

<i>The deadline for PRINT’s Typography & Lettering Awards—a competition for type-centric designs, typeface designs and handlettered work—is Friday.</i> …