Friday Follows for Francophiles

I know that Twitter isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but I happen to be a fan. Today, I thought I’d present a few Twitter accounts that I think are good to follow if you’re a francophile.

News in French

On the French Language

  • @frenchToday – Camille posts lots of great tips about French vocabulary and usage. Her site offers a lot of products I haven’t tried, so I can’t make any statements about that.
  • @RC_Langue – Radio Canada helps you improve your usage and avoid pesky anglicisms.

On Language in General

  • @ielanguages – Jenny runs an excellent site for people learning languages, especially polyglots.

Food Bloggers in French

  • @ChristelleRocks – A Montréal-based food blogger.
  • @AnnikaPanika – A French-Swedish food blogger in Paris.
  • @clotildenet – Clotilde Dusoulier is a Parisian food writer, and the author of the blog Chocolate & Zucchini.


  • @PhillyFrench – Philly French is my local French conversation group..

Twitter Exquisite Corpse Complete

I keep forgetting to post this, but the 2010 Twitter Exquisite Corpse is complete. If you’ve missed any, check it out.

As you might expect, it’s a bit disjointed, and it took longer to do than I was hoping. Still, it was a lot of fun. I think I’d like to do an exquisite corpse project again in the future, but with more than 140 characters per section. If I do, it’ll probably be sometime next year.

Dinners and Serialized Stories

It’s week two of Philadelphia’s Restaurant Week. I took advantage of it by going to Le Bec Fin, which is definitely one of the fancier places in Philly. I have to say, it didn’t disappoint.

I actually went twice: once with my French conversation group, and once with some friends and new acquaintances. This meant that, by surreptitiously stealing bits from my dinner companions, I managed to get at least a taste of almost everything on their Restaurant Week menu, and everything really was delicious.

There are no pictures, so you’ll just have to imagine what the food was like.

I also just started reading a serialized mystery called A Conspiracy of Friends, written by Alexander McCall Smith. It’s the third novel he’s done in this way, and so far, I like it. This is the first piece by him that I’ve read.

Finally, the Twitter Exquisite Corpse that I started a few weeks ago is now on the final round, and will probably conclude in the next two weeks. The archived tweets will be posted here, or you can follow using the #ecp2010 hashtag.