Comedian-musician Andy Dick had finished a performance at the One Eyed Jacks nightclub on Toulouse Street in the French Quarter early Saturday when he was knocked to the ground outside the club and lost consciousness, according to Dick and witnesses.
Guitarist-singer Paris Dylan, who performed with the comedian, said that after the show, the duo met with fans and posed for photos as usual, then stepped out of the club onto the street where a crowd awaited.
As Dick prepared to enter an Uber vehicle, Dylan said, the 53-year-old was “sucker punched” by an assailant. Dylan said that Dick hit a motorcycle as he fell to the ground and his head struck the pavement. Dylan said that he was unable to communicate with Dick, who appeared unconscious as he lay on his back.
French inventor Franky Zapata successfully crossed the the English Channel on Sunday, riding on a jet-powered hoverboard he designed. Rough cut (no reporter narration).
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As a French person who lived in the U.S. for almost eight years, I know that French food is often perceived as intimidating, pretentious, and overpriced. But it doesn’t have to be! Far from the snooty chefs in white-tablecloth restaurants, most French home cooks are all about easy recipes that rely more on the quality of their ingredients than on their cooking skills. These 10 recipes exemplify that perfectly. Continue at Source: These 10 Classic French Recipes Are Actually Easy — We Promise
Though many cooks wanted to duck our request for comment.
Last week New York’s City Council debated a potential ban on foie gras, a popular pâté that is made from fatty duck and goose livers. Proposed legislation would outlaw sale of the French delicacy—which is produced by force-feeding birds through a funnel—and fine rule-breakers up to $1,000 per violation. Continue at Source: New York City May Ban Foie Gras Soon—And Some Chefs Aren’t Happy
Food lovers from around the world flock to The Food & Wine Classic in Aspeneach year to sip, savor, and indulge in demos and dishes from some pretty incredible chefs. And somehow—maybe it’s the fresh mountain air, or just the sheer concentration of culinary talent—everything picks up a little bit of a French accent. Whether you’re a festival veteran, a newbie. or just enjoying from afar, you’re sure to enjoy 10 of our favorite Francophile recipes from Classic chefs past and present. Continue at Source: Indulge in bouillabaisse, souffle, ratatouille, and so much more.
Many visitors to France focus their gastronomic discovery to the capital city of Paris, but the rest of the country is just as rich with culinary marvels–if not more so. From escargots in Burgundy to crêpes in Brittany, each region has its own flavors, ingredients, and dishes to offer. The unique cuisine of each region illustrates the French concept of terroir, an essential idea that governs the AOP designations that make it impossible to call any sparkling wine made outside of the Champagne region Champagne. Terroir is the belief that the way in which food is made is guided by the soil, the air, and the landscape of the region in which it is made: it’s a huge part of what makes France one of the world’s best destinations for foodies. See more at Source: The 16 Regional Dishes That Define French Cuisine
No need to go to Paris when the best of French cuisine is available in London. This selection of some of the capital’s top French restaurants includes old favorites and new launches.
This lovely, bright bistro in Kensington offers French and European classics made from freshly sourced ingredients. The wine list has been carefully chosen too (how could it not be when the restaurant’s name is one of the owner’s favorite wines). The menus at Bar Margaux, created by Executive Chef Zsolt Ferencz, are designed to offer an interesting mix of rustic southern French food and modern international dishes. The menu dominated by fish and shellfish probably because the chef spent ten years at Scott’s. The owners of Margaux are husband-and-wife team Sylvia Kontek and Vittorio Monge, founders of Bandol in Chelsea.
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Low in alcohol, intense in flavor, often with a bit of bitterness to stimulate the appetite, French aperitifs provide a thoughtful moment before dinner.