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Old 3rd September 2006, 21:40
ninikins ninikins is offline
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Do you like French food? I love most of it, but am quite happy to skip on the escargots, being a vegetarian.
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Old 4th September 2006, 16:25
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I love Provencal food - vegetables and fish drenched in olive oil. I have become allergic to dairy so I can't enjoy cuisine from, say, Lyon which is heavier on cream,etc.
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Old 4th September 2006, 18:41
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I love Provencal food - vegetables and fish drenched in olive oil.
That sounds delicious. What kind of olive oil do you use?
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Old 5th September 2006, 04:28
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Oh my gosh, I adore the cheeses and pastries that French cuisine has to offer. Just thinking about them makes me hungry!
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Old 5th September 2006, 19:16
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I am aware about the cheese, but what is it about pastry that you find special, or different than your current pastry?
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Old 5th September 2006, 21:42
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French food has some of the richest foods I believe there are! I think it's great, all the cheeses, breads and pastries! I don't think I could ever get enough. However, I am a little more picky with the meats!
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Old 6th September 2006, 17:06
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Slashmire, where I live right now it is really hard to find any fresh-baked pastries that aren't so incredibly over-sugared that they taste like a cheap donut.
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Old 8th September 2006, 01:59
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Ah okay, well I was aware a bit of the over-sugared pastries found in England...but I wasn't totally aware that it was also present in France.
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Old 11th September 2006, 00:07
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Nothing beats a fresh baguette with cheese and lettuce from a french bakery though!
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Old 13th September 2006, 15:59
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Two thins I think an american saying french or english pastries are over sweet
is " pot calling kettlesooty bum" no country that produces something as sweet andm sticky as dunkin donuts has a right toi criticize european patisseries ! The french bakers make excellant and far from sweet "cakes" but the wondrefully elaborate works of art you are calling pastries are generally for high days and holidays and not an everyday thing
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