Learning French with Françoise Hardy in 1964.


Learning songs is a great way to learn a langauge.

                  My favourite Françoise Hardy song dates from 1964 and it’s

                              Tous les garçons et les filles.….

This is a collage I did on that song and Françoise.

So what would Françoise have had for dinner

Here’s a possible menu.Supposing Françoise is still chez Maman.



Potage de Légumes.

Vegetable Soup.

For 4 serves

1 Leek 2 carrots 1 Small turnip 1 stalk of celery 2 potatoes parsley 30g of butter salt and pepper 1 litre of water

Clean and wash the leek,cut the white into round pieces;cut the green part into fine strips and set aside. Peel and wash the carrots and the turnip.Cut them into small dice.Wash and take off any stringy bits from the celery, cut into fine strips. Peel and wash the potatoes and cut into small pieces.On a moderate heat in a deep saucepan sweat the leek with half the butter for about 5 minutes, stirring from time to time. Put in the rest of the vegetables except the potatoes.Cook them slowly stirring frequently to release their flavours. Don’t let them stick, keep stirring.Put in the water, lightly salt it and bring to the boil. Add the potatoes.On a gentle heat let it cook for about 25 minutes. Put in the green part of the leek and let it cook for another 5 minutes.Check seasoning, put into a serving bowl and add the rest of the butter . Sprinkle the chopped parsley on top.

constatSteak au Poivre

Pepper steak

constatCompote de Poires

Pears cooked in Sugar syrup.

5 thoughts on “Learning French with Françoise Hardy in 1964.

  1. Ah Francoise Hardy…….. my older sister, who to me knew everything about fashion, music, people, the world! would very coolly play Francoise Hardy.

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