France’s Soft-wheat Exports Rose 23% In August On Algeria Demand

A recent newlywed, he honeymooned in Italy over the summer with his wife, Katherine. Adding to his big year, in September he also reopened DB Bistro Moderne and announced plans to add spots in Washington, D.C., and at The Venetian in Las Vegas next year. At the invitation of Paul Bartolotta, whose friendship goes back to 1988, Boulud comes to The Grain Exchange on Oct. 22 for an exclusive five-course dinner with wine pairings. Featuring dishes from the new cookbook, the dinner is a fundraiser for the Bocuse D’Or USA Foundation. Tickets are $150 and include a signed copy of the book. For reservations: (414) 727-6980. Q.How did growing up on a family farm in France influence you? A. I have four siblings. Two sisters, two brothers. I’m in the middle.

Chef Daniel Boulud has had a big impact on the New York City dining scene.

Exports of soft wheat jumped to 1.78 million metric tons in the month from 1.45 million tons in August 2012, trade data published by the government today showed. Shipments more than doubled from 828,526 tons in July. France exported 17.1 million tons of soft wheat in 2012-13 as well as 1.59 million tons of the harder durum variety used to make pasta and couscous. That made the country the worlds fourth-biggest wheat shipper behind the U.S., Australia and Canada , based on International Grains Council estimates. Algeria was the biggest client for French soft wheat in August, with deliveries rising 39 percent to 728,140 tons. That was the biggest monthly volume shipped to the North African country since at least 1988, Eurostat data show. Algeria is Africas second-largest wheat importer behind Egypt , according to the IGC. Soft-wheat exports to Belgium , Frances second-biggest destination in August, rose 2 percent to 130,419 tons, while shipments to the U.K. surged 79 percent to 83,647 tons. Durum wheat shipments were little changed from a year earlier at 88,835 tons, barley exports dropped 11 percent to 486,718 tons and corn cargoes rose 7.4 percent to 435,429 tons. To contact the reporter on this story: Rudy Ruitenberg in Paris at rruitenberg@bloomberg.net To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net

Cabaye: Scary returning to France fold

View gallery Cabaye: Scary returning to France fold Yohan Cabaye has revealed that he was both excited and intimidated by his return to the France fold. The Newcastle United ace has not featured for les Bleus since their summer tour of South America, having been overlooked for the friendly against Belgium because he was suspended for the subsequent World Cup qualifier against Georgia. Cabaye was also omitted for the meeting with Belarus because he was in a dispute with his club at the time over a proposed transfer to Arsenal , so now he is keen to make up for lost time, even though he knows he faces a tough task in trying to win back his place in the France starting lineup given the squad’s strength in depth. “I missed it a lot,” the 27-year-old told reporters on Monday. “I was behind the team but it’s not easy to stay at home when the national team is playing. “When you’re not there, you’re scared to go back because things change so quickly. And even when you’re there, there is no security. They played good games without me. But I’m here now and I will try to do my best.” France meets Australia in a friendly on Friday before wrapping up its Group I campaign against Finland four days later. Follow GOAL.COM on Twitter Although the NBA is typically considered a North American league, its greatest source of fandom (per capita) likely comes from the relatively small island nation of the Philippines. As detailed in Rafe Bartholomew’s terrific Continue reading Ball Don’t Lie