wavyarms: (spooky)
It has occurred to me that perhaps certain spectacular British hosts might take offense at the last post. So let me say here and now that the English pub has no peer. Bangers and mash, not to mention bubble and squeak, will always have a fond place in my gastronomic memory. Also, as far as I can tell, the French don't do beer worth mentioning. And they have no idea how to roast a marmoset.

(But damn, is French bread good. Not to mention the hot chocolate!)

In other gastrointestinal news, I've gotten hooked on goat cheese. This started in London and has been continuing in Paris. Good stuff.

Yesterday my brother and I wandered through a very famous cemetary that I forget the name of, and took our picture next to important people like Saint-Saens and Henri Poincare and such. Never did find Cesar Franck - oh, well. Then we went to the catacombs. If you're in Paris, you must go. Halls and halls of bones. Femurs piled up in incredible walls decorated with patterns of skulls, in deep underground tunnels, and you can touch them if you want. Also, every so often there's an old plaque, from probably over 100 years ago when they relocated all the cemetaries to the catacombs, with classical or Biblical or philosophical quotes about death, which just adds to the atmosphere.

It is now time for me to go be all wedding-oriented, the original purpose of my visit. I'll be home in a little over 2 days, and in 3 days I'll be in class. Wacky.


Aug. 25th, 2005 12:07 pm
wavyarms: (waffle)
In Paris. Nothing interesting accomplished yet, except FOOD. I will not deny my fondness for the English pub, but boy, is it a relief to be in France eating French food! The baguettes are divine. Why can't the English just take some bread lessons from the French?

It's not that we didn't have good food in England, but this is a whole different kettle of fish. Here you just walk into a restaurant, any restaurant, and if you order something off the menu, anything off the menu, it's quite likely to be superb. I said to my brother yesterday that France might be the best country in the world for having perfect faith in anything on the menu. He mentioned Italy, and he has a point.

But my point is merely that French food is good. :)


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