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Re: Those damned "real" French and their superior culinary tastes.

Just looked at the Google reviews whch possibly because I am in France had been Google translated to French, reading the original text it does seem somewhat odd that so many reviewers with French names chose to leave their review in English, and perfect English at that so that Google has to translate it for new French customers, there were a few genuine ones where the syntax used showed that they were French but bi or multi-lingual.

 

Agreed that it seems aimed at English social climbers.


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Re: Those damned "real" French and their superior culinary tastes.

Betty

Those websites you listed don't make money.



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Re: Those damned "real" French and their superior culinary tastes.

Do I try and 'please' my UK friends with french cooking........ you betchya I do.

And it was the same in France for french friends with my british cooking.


However, I try and thrill my guests with all my cooking from any country that which I can make well...... so it is ecelectic tooBig Smile [:D]

Nothing wrong with that, giving people the chance to taste new things.


I was brought up on good but very very basic english food. I was frightened of trying anything forren. In some ways I am still fussy, as there are some things that I still cannot get away with. I am not saying I couldn't eat them....... apart from trip and andouillette which makes me literally automatically 'heave'. The rest, I just do not like, some things I make, but unless a friend serves me with whatever it is, would not eat whatever it is by choice.


And some things like BN biscuits for example, not only dry, but 'fad' IMO, are just printed into our eating memory, a fond memory from childhood.... there can be bad ones too. I won't knock people for buying some things, but why anyone british would buy some things is beyond me...... all I can think of it is a fond memory of childhood holidays in France..........perhaps??????

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No, of course they don't make money. 🙄

#covfefe
Don't want to end up a cartoon in a cartoon graveyard.
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I wish people would stop to hashtag 'covfefe'

We don't want the Russians to get hold of Americas Nuclear launch codes.
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Re: Those damned "real" French and their superior culinary tastes.

ALBF, you seem a bit pre-occupied with Eymet and the British immigrants who have settled there. Why is this ?
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Re: Those damned "real" French and their superior culinary tastes.

PD, ALBF suffers from some sort of cultural dimorphism which involves rejecting and then slagging off one's home cultural so as to feel more at home in the second or adopted one.

A not uncommon condition amongst expats though perhaps rarer in immigrants.

Secretly, he would like to live in Eymet or nearby and join in all the Brtiish originated activities there.

By the way PD, where have you been hiding all these months? Not many posts.
Ticking over, just about.
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@ Wolley, it is a good job you just became a phyco and not a phyco therapist as you would have been rubbish at it.

@ PD, when I first joined French forums everyone ganged up on me. They said I was a troll because I said once that I did not know so many British lived in the Dordogne and that I had never heard of Eymet. Which was true. Even though I moved in 97 and really had no idea. I was a bit late joining the forum party in my defense. I did not know that chip vans existed, or UK food vans existed and that British people who moved to France had no idea how to paint. One person from Eymet was very gun-ho, rude and I really did not like their attitude. Someone said, don't worry they all like that down there !!!! So yeah, stuff en. They will be the butt of my jokes until I get bored.
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