by tyler beschen

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french flag

Three stripes one is red,blue,and white

facts about france

france is the largest european country in terms of land area after russia and ukraine. nearly 20% of the territory of france is out of europe .


French amputees soccer team playing against able bodied team


cuba 12 years france 15.4 years

comparing languages

cuba spanish

france French 100%, rapidly declining regional dialects and languages (Provencal, Breton, Alsatian, Corsican, Catalan, Basque, Flemish)

recipes for chocolate cover mint cookies


  • 3 egg whites at room temperature

  • 1/4 cup white sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1 dash peppermint extract, or to taste

  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar, or as needed

  • 1 (6 ounce) packagesemisweet chocolate chips

  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream, or as needed

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar, or to taste

  • 1 peppermint candy cane, finely crushed


    1. Move rack to the bottom of oven and preheat oven to 175 degrees F (80 degrees C). Line baking sheets with aluminum foil.
    2. Whisk egg whites and 1/4 cup white sugar in the top of a double boiler set over simmering water until smooth. Whisk cream of tartar and peppermint extract into egg mixture and beat until foamy. Gradually whisk confectioners' sugar into mixture, beating until egg white meringue holds stiff peaks.
    3. Scoop about 1 tablespoon of meringue per cookie and gently transfer to the prepared baking sheets; use spoon to shape the meringue cookies into football shape with 2 gently pointed ends.
    4. Bake cookies on bottom rack of the preheated oven until dry on the outside but still slightly soft in the centers, about 1 1/2 hours. Let cool completely before removing from baking sheets.
    5. Melt chocolate chips in the top of a double boiler over simmering water until melted, stirring until smooth. Gradually mix cream into chocolate until mixture is thick but not pasty; stir 1 teaspoon white sugar into chocolate ganache until sugar has dissolved. Dip cookies in ganache. Place dipped cookies atop a piece of parchment paper and sprinkle with crushed peppermint candy. Let cookies set; refrigerate leftovers.

French Conversation: Basic Courtesies

Being polite is important anywhere you go, here or abroad, because it shows respect for the person and the culture. The following words and phrases cover most of the pleasantries required for polite conversation. After all, learning to say the expressions of common courtesy in French is just good manners.
  • oui (yes)

  • non (no)

  • S’il te plaît. (Please. [informal])

  • S'il vous plaît. (Please. [formal])

  • Merci. (Thank you.)

  • Merci beaucoup. (Thank you very much.)

  • Je t’en prie. (You’re [informal] welcome.)

  • Je vous en prie. (You’re [formal] welcome.)

  • Il n’y a pas de quoi. (It’s nothing.)

  • Excusez-moi. (Excuse me.)

Paris in France - Amazing City - part 2 - 2013