About F & Y

An adventure, a bite, or a flavor to share with friends, family and readers, Frenchie and the Yankee imparts an experience.

Behind Frenchie and the Yankee is David Santori, a French expat who moved from Paris and has lived in the U.S. since 1999.

Having spent his formative years in Paris and in the heart of the rolling Loire country, David was eventually plucked from the hustle and bustle of the City of Lights and transplanted to the heartland of the U.S., in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – aka the Paris of the Midwest <ba-dum-chhhhh!>.

Champagne was replaced with Miller High Life for a very brief period, yet his cheese cravings never went unsatisfied.

Traveling, cooking, photographing and entertaining, Frenchie and the Yankee was born from years of random questions directed towards David about the French cultural heritage and habits [insert stereotypical French yawn or eye-roll].

Specifically, Frenchie and the Yankee presents a life in technicolor but also sets some records straight and gets to the core of why the French are so French and why Americans are so, well, American and love – yet, sometimes love to hate so many French cultural idiosyncrasies.

David’s musings are sprinkled with food, colors, recipes, photos, travel experiences, cultural exchanges – sometimes mishaps – and encounters with new people and places.

Foodie by day (and night actually!), David has recently moved to the Nation’s Capital in Washington, D.C. after spending time in Boston, MA and Charlotte, NC. He is now discovering a brand new area where he continues to work in the translation and localization industry.

From the Wisconsin dairyland, to the quaint streets and restaurants of Beacon Hill in Boston to the glorious southeast region of the U.S., he’s exploring a new city and re-discovering the byways of his Paris, Corsica, Brittany and Normandy heritage through his blog Frenchie and the Yankee using photography, food, colors, travel and cultural references.

Frenchie and the Yankee offers a humorous and beautiful walk through the colorful cultural, visual and culinary musings of a Frenchman in his thirties living in the U.S.

And no, David does not own a béret!! But he does own a striped sailor shirt!

All material (texts and photos) is copyrighted Frenchie and the Yankee (www.frenchieandtheyankee.com). If you would like and are interested in using or licensing one of my photos, recipes or texts, please contact me.


7 Responses to “About F & Y”

  1. Craig Thompson April 28, 2011 at 10:50 PM #

    Wanted to let you know that I think your blog is a great and enjoy reading your articles.

    Craig Thompson


  2. Conor Bofin November 29, 2011 at 12:29 PM #

    Fantastic post. You must have put huge work into the photography. Really excellent stuff,


  3. A French Frye in Paris September 5, 2012 at 1:13 PM #

    Hey David, I’ve nominated you for a blogging award: http://wp.me/p1dHNL-1SPRHh

    You can pay forward the love by following the 3 rules listed on my blog, or not — either way I just wanted to give you props. Hope it brings you a few new readers, you deserve them!


  4. Stephanie January 21, 2013 at 2:45 PM #

    David, just discovered your blog – it’s beautiful!


    • David Santori January 21, 2013 at 2:46 PM #

      @ Stephanie: Thank you so much and welcome to F & Y!


  5. Monica November 16, 2016 at 9:27 PM #

    What is the “localization industry”?
    (Hi, I live in the D.C. area. Just found you through IG. Fun gallery and blog – following.)


    • David Santori January 17, 2017 at 10:17 AM #

      Hi Monica! Thank you. Localizing something as part of the translation industry is the process of translating a product into different languages or adapting a product for a specific country or region. Welcome to F&Y!!


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