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French Toast aka Pain Perdu: the recipe

  We are Saturday afternoon, it’s cold outside and it’s time for goûter: let’s make French Toast! In France, French toasts are called Pain perdu, made of stale bread, soaked in milk then in eggs and go for the skillet. A good way not to waste bread and to pleased the kids.   I am always surprised when I see someone making French toast (like Penny in a recent episode of The Big Band Theory) because in France, the Pain perdu is not ...


Onyx Skull Ring by Wendy Brandes

Whether you’re into jewelry or not, sometimes you can fall for a ring. On a totally different style from the Milly Carnivora created by Victoire de Castellane for Christian Dior we presented you this Summer, the Onyx Skull Ring created by Wendy Brandes is awesome and we know someone who will be very interested by this kind of dark onyx jewelry when she will read this post… Ring description: One-of-a-kind, hand-made 18K ring with large onyx ...


Honda U3-X: motorised unicycle from Japan

We love unicycles. We wish we all come to work using an unicycle. Just so we can have fun looking at each others. In August, we started the ‘Unicycle Series of Posts’ with the eniCycle: eniCycle: electric unicycle for lazy circus clowns and in September, we followed with the YikeBike: YikeBike: high wheel bicycle of the 21st century. Now, let us introduce you to the Honda U3-X! Honda presented the U3-X last month and here is what we know: the ...


Twitter Sunday: Favorites Tweets @wired

  This is… Twitter Sunday! You already had a glimpse at our favorite tweets from Diablo Cody and Moby, today we have chosen an online magazine: Wired. Twitter’s bio says: ‘Currently hosted by Wired science/energy writer @alexismadrigal‘.   So if you think science is not your big thingy, maybe Alexis Madrigal (‘Wired.com energy and science staff writer. Working on a book about the history of green tech in America’) ...


Mister Mystère: introducing Matthieu Chedid

In August, we tried to answer the question in our post: Who is Sliimy? The late answer… For those of you who think Sliimy is the only exportable French singer in the world, let us introduce you Matthieu Chedid, aka ‘M’. He’s almost forty, he writes great songs with sometimes off-beat lyrics, he plays guitar and he’s very creative. Plus, Matthieu Chedid and Max Dana share several common points: they are both called ...


Aung San Suu Kyi: candles in Paris tonight

  Tonight, from 9pm to 10pm, Human Rights Watch, Info Birmanie, FIDH, Amnesty International, SOS pour Aung San Suu Kyi and La Ligue des Droits de L’homme call for a meeting at the Hotel de Ville of Paris. This initiative was launched by Jane Birkin in July, and most of the signers of the initiative will be there: Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli, Charlotte Rampling, Marion Cotillard, Arielle Dombasle, Charles Berling, Vincent Delerme, Marie ...


Twitter Sunday: Favorites Tweets @thelittleidiot

  Last Sunday, we shared with you our favorites tweets from Diablo Cody @diablocody; today it’s Moby @thelittleidiot. We really like what Moby does (music) and his commitments but we didn’t know his brilliant sense of humor until we followed him on Twitter.   You want to see some examples of what we enjoyed reading from him the past weeks? Then read a small selection of his recent tweets (we keep some others for a next Twitter Sunday):   ...


Coco Before Chanel by designer Catherine Leterrier

“Coco Before Chanel”, the biopic of Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel, hit theaters last month in the U.S. Audrey Tautou (Amélie, Da Vinci Code) stars as legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel in this biopic penned by director Anne Fontaine, and based on the Chanel biography L’Irrégulière (The Nonconformist) by author Edmonde Charles-Roux. This is the story of a poor girl who transformed into a legendary fashion designer… We ...


Polanski: forgiven in France, guilty in the U.S?

Since he was arrested last Saturday in Switzerland while on his way to Zurich Film Festival, which is holding a tribute to him, the least we can say is that regarding the ‘Roman Polanski case’, public opinion is divided, even among the Sama Team. The legal fate of director Roman Polanski shows there are still major cultural differences between Europe and the U.S… The facts are these (from CNN): The director pleaded guilty in 1977 to a ...


Twitter Sunday: Favorites Tweets @diablocody

    It’s Sunday on the Sama Gazette, welcome to our new Rendez-Vous: Twitter Sunday! We announced it this week on the Message Board (top of homepage) and some of you were obviously eager to know what it is about, although the title of this new section is quite self-explanatory. Twitter Sunday is about what our Twitter Friends said; we added some of their tweets to our Favorites on Twitter and each Sunday, we are going to share a selection ...






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