Wednesday, December 01, 2004
The American PaniniAt the Jardin D'Acclimatation I often get a trois fromages/three cheese panini. It's delicious. I share the sandwich with my daughter (even though she's already had her picnic lunch) while my son is at golf. After I ordered the panini, I took a better look at the menu and noticed a new addition... an American panini. So I asked the cashier what is an "American" panini? He asked me why... since I had already ordered. I said, because I'm American and I was wondering what that means. Apparently, an American panini is ground beef and ketchup, "vous savez... comme un hamburger." I'd have to argue that among the many culinary wonders of ketchup, heating the stuff up doesn't sound appealing. Do we have to show the French how to make our food properly?
-- said Auntie M in Paris
Do we need to teach them how to make our food? YES! :)
# posted by ViVi : 9:00 AM
But, I am sure the French feel the same way about some of the stuff we serve back home and we put a French label on it. I was recently in the Newark airport waiting for a connection and I saw some French people walking out of a restaurant called "Le Petite Bistro" and they were mumbling "That was not French food."
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