Monthly Archives: January 2008

More on surprising French tastes

Stephanie writes: For New Years we had a big party with friends where I witnessed small French children (ages 4,5,6 etc) begging their parents at the table for more raw oysters (???) as if they were chocolate bonbons. That surprised … Continue reading

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caloric holiday dangers

Stephanie writes: My mother in law has to have a “quatre-heure” every day – this means a flan, or an éclair au chocolat, or a millefeuille for everyone– which compounded with a buche de noel, etc, meaning it’ s time … Continue reading

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We can finally breathe in French restaurants!

Great News For American Tourists: There is no more smoking in bars, restaurants and nightclubs (“lieux de convivialité”) in France! As of January 1, 2008 “la loi sur le tabac” was put into effect. Smokers seemed to respect the law, … Continue reading

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Stephanie’s French surprises

Stephanie recounts hysterical and perceptive anecdotes about her experiences as an American transplant in Paris. She’s been raising her family there for around two years and still bumps into various cultural and linguistic surprises. Check them out!

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