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Samantha Vérant  Writer. Wanderer. Wannabe French Cook. A little weird. Author of the memoirs Seven Letters from Paris and the forthcoming How to Make a French Family.

Happy first of May! A tradition in France is to give those you love a small bouquet of mûguet-Lily of the valley, symbolizing a wish of health and happiness. Here's my virtual bouquet for you. 💋💋💋 #tradition #lifeinfrance #howtomakeafrenchfamily

The Hungarian cover for #howtomakeafrenchfamily 😍😍😍😍

Pasta with feves (fava beans), burrata, garlic and parmesan.
#seasonalfood #lifeinfrance

Thank you B&N at the Grove in L.A. #barnesandnoble #thegrove #howtomakeafrenchfamily

Creme brulée with strawberries... #lifeinfrance #howtomakeafrenchfamily

Diving and snorkeling in Thailand. #diving #scuba #similanislands

We don't have hummingbirds in France. But we do have hummingbird hawk moths. This one played with me in my garden today. #heartsonfire

On January 6th, zee French celebrate the epiphany. The tradition: we eat a cake called a galette des rois. Hidden inside the cake is a porcelain figurine called a fêve. Whoever finds the fêve is crowned king or queen for the day. Meet King JuJu, who knows he's KING all of the time. #catsofinstagram #frenchtraditions #kingjuju #chartreuxcat #thingsiputonmycatshead

Conversations with my cat... Him: what the hell, lady! It's bad enough you take pictures of me all the time and post them on Facebook. But now you're putting my stuffed mouse on my head?

Me: he loves you. And you're so cute... Him: (sighs) just give me my Damn croquettes... Me: hold still. One more picture... Him: I have claws. I know how to use them.

Me: Threats won't get you anywhere.

Him: (purrs) the things I do for croquettes.

#catsofinstagram #chartreuxcat

Onion soup tonight in my new lion bowls...

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