Food Files | Creamy zucchini soup


Creamy Zucchini Soup | French By Design

After just a few beautiful summer-like days, it seems that fall has arrived here in San Francisco. This means more ‘fall dishes’ dinners, like gratins, stews and soups. I made this creamy zucchini soup for the family this week that my good friend Claire had shared with me a few years ago, and thought I’d share it…

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Our zero waste pledge


Real Foodies Compost - French By Design

We are big nature lovers here at home. We’ve banned the use of plastic bags while grocery shopping since 2001, we avoid wasting energy and water, and Inès often participates in community work by picking up trash on San Francisco beaches. We’re also big on composting and recycling, but when SF environment asked me to spread the…

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Daroco Paris


Daroco Paris | French By Design blog

Daroco is the latest brain child of duo Alexandre Giesbert and Julien Ross, who are behind the successful French eateries Roco pizzeria, Rococo kebabs and Roca bistro. Daroco sits within Jean Paul Gaultier’s former flagship store in the Galerie Vivienne, an arcade built in 1923: exposed brick walls, cement columns with anthracite grey panels, plush petrol…

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