Cody and I make pretty good travel companions. We realized early on that we’d much rather spend our time eating good food while reading a book than visiting a museum. The Northern France food was delicious, so delicious that it gets a whole post all about it!
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Tour of France- Food Edition
What surprised me the most with the French, besides how delicious their food culture is, was their friendliness. As Americans, the French have the reputation of not being very friendly or liking Americans. This was not the case at all. Every single French person we came in contact with was gracious, kind, friendly, and helpful.
It’s quite the opposite of the very straightforward and sometimes closed off German culture we experience day in and day out. In fact, our first pit stop upon entering back into Germany, we were immediately greeted with the “you are bothering me by even being in my presence” attitude that some German hospitality workers tend to give off.
French cuisine is rich, creative, and delicious. As much as we enjoy German food, it’s all pretty much the same no matter where you go. So trying all the different takes on traditional meals was fun to experience.
The French also embrace the Cafe Culture, probably even more so than the Germans, and we did our best to take as much advantage of it as we could.
The Land of the Three Cs
After Champagne, we moved on to Normandy. This area of the country is famous for cider, crepes, and camembert cheese. We consumed plenty of each!
Eating like a Parisian
Paris had the most delicious and wide-range of food. We tried snails, ate too much cheese, and enjoyed some of the yummiest food of the whole trip.
We listened to a podcast episode about this very chicken recipe on our way home from France so it was fitting that I made it once we returned home. Did it change my life? Not so much. But as the creator of the recipe says…it really only changes the life of the person doing the dishes ;).
Check out the rest of our trip in France here.
Until next time,