Saturday, March 7, 2009

Musings on cheese, Paris, France

Why does cheese taste infinitely better in France? I ordered a croque monsieur for lunch today. My goodness it was delicious. And the cheese! It wasn't emmenthal nor was it Swiss but whatever it was, I call it divine. I try to stay away from white bread instead, I incorporate whole grains in my diet, so I kind of winced when I saw the croque monsieur. But who am I fooling, I knew what I was doing when I ordered it. Somewhere between reading about the Robert Frank exhibit, between my sixth sip of a Kir Royale and between flirting outrageously with my much older waiter, I thought, bump this! I'm in Paris! Eating whole grains be darned. I'm having a croissant au beurre every day that I'm here. Oh, and crepes, paninis, cantal and french fries....oh, and mille-feuille pastries too.

Here's a picture of my delicious croque monsieur...or at least what was left of it after I remembered to take a picture.

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Blogger Najeema said...

That looks amazing. And I agree, it is very silly to diet while visiting Paris! Enjoy yourself!

March 8, 2009 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger ryssee said...

So jealous!

March 8, 2009 at 12:52 PM  
Blogger keri said...

Eat some for me, 'tini!

March 8, 2009 at 3:11 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

I think EVERYTHING tastes better in France!

March 9, 2009 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger Kiwi said...

A lot of things taste better in France ;) Cheese tastes amazing in Switzerland too hehe.

And btw - I wouldn't have been able to take a pic of it til that stage either, since I'd also have just dug in first hehe. Don't forget to grab some macarons while you're there!

Bon appetit ;) xox

March 11, 2009 at 12:43 PM  
Blogger ... said...

And with a fried egg on it
We call it a "Croque-Madame !"

Fred the Mole

March 31, 2009 at 8:43 AM  

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