Comments on: A Big Mona with fries? http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/10/16/a-big-mona-with-fries/ Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: ted gorton http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/10/16/a-big-mona-with-fries/comment-page-1/#comment-14455 Sat, 24 Oct 2009 06:05:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=6153#comment-14455 why is it so many non-French (especially from cold countries with nondescript food) are so reluctant to admit the French, irritating as they can be, have a great quality of life, in general and not for the lowest income band, but still, by comparison, enviable?

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By: julek http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/10/16/a-big-mona-with-fries/comment-page-1/#comment-14361 Sun, 18 Oct 2009 08:18:44 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=6153#comment-14361 Rosenblum could have mentioned that the working French in their hundreds of thousands consider it de rigeur to go out for lunch from their workplaces – normally to bar/restaurants that, compared to their european counterparts, usually serve tasteless non-meals that create no joy in life. It seems the only satisfaction the Frenchperson can have there is to show collegues that he/she can afford it…Further, the French not only embrace fast food, but they maniacally refuse variety: nearly fifteen years ago Burger King had to give the market up to Macdonalds and pulled completely out of the country.There’s no explaining some tastes….

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By: Damon http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/10/16/a-big-mona-with-fries/comment-page-1/#comment-14357 Sun, 18 Oct 2009 05:34:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=6153#comment-14357 Did you guys never watch Julia Child? She loved McDonalds french fries, she called them the best.

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By: Brock http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/10/16/a-big-mona-with-fries/comment-page-1/#comment-14336 Sat, 17 Oct 2009 11:44:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=6153#comment-14336 Of course there are still hidden places to be found on France’s territory where old style cooking is still existing. Younger French generations however are discovering that there is so much more to life than just eating and drinking.

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By: Ted Gorton http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/10/16/a-big-mona-with-fries/comment-page-1/#comment-14332 Sat, 17 Oct 2009 06:40:33 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=6153#comment-14332 for 21 years we have been spending summers and Christmas in Armagnac, the heart of Gascony, in the middle of a triangle defined by Toulouse, Bordeaux and the Pyrenees. there are no superhighways, no high-speed trains, no international airports. I am pleased to report that real French traditions of fresh, seasonal ingredients married in dishes prepared with love and care, served with modest but delicious and healthy (mostly cholesterol-lwering tannat grape) wines, are very much alive. the sauces rustic, certainly not as innovative as those you will find in “Calorie Alley”, the meat is mostly poultry and there is not much fish. but hey.

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