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July 31, 2012 9:16 PM   Subscribe

Can anyone recommend blogs about cooking, crafting written in French or German?

I am a big fan of lifestyle hacker Tim Ferris. Since I've been wanting to resurrect my elementary and middle school French and university-level German for a few years now, I decided I would try Ferris' approach of learning a language in 3 months.

One of the key components is to read about things you are actually interested in, in that language. I like reading cooking and crafting blogs in English, and thought that similar blogs in French and German might be a good, gentle introduction to this method.

I appreciate any and all suggestions. Danke! Merci!
posted by peacrow to Education (5 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
 
How about Etsy Berlin?

Viel SpaƟ!
posted by the_blizz at 9:52 PM on July 31, 2012


Have a look at Masterchef France's website. The French, as you can imagine, are not going to let just anybody get that title - so the process seems to be a lot more gruelling than in other countries. Lots of recipes, some video and a forum.
posted by rongorongo at 11:58 PM on July 31, 2012


Chocolate and Zucchini is a French food blog run by a bilingual blogger. (Link is to the french version.) Not only is it a great blog, but the author publishes each entry in both English and French, which could be great for your goals.

Bon courage!
posted by redfishbluefish at 12:38 AM on August 1, 2012


Tuyaux bouffe de Katerine-Lune Rollet.
posted by bru at 5:32 AM on August 1, 2012


How about Etsy Berlin?
They have a French version, too. Very good.

Thanks, all, for the leads!
posted by peacrow at 10:06 AM on August 1, 2012


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