Saturday, October 22, 2011

Fromage, Paris-style


We're still in Paris, but it's our last day! We have loved the food. In fact, it became clear to us that there was not enough time in the day to eat and be able to try everything we wanted to. Cheese was one of the foods we did not have the opportunity to really experience. Based on how many different kinds we kept seeing, I have to admit I was a bit overwhelmed.

In reading one of the guide books we found in our apartment, there was a great quote that helped me understand the French connection to cheese.

"The French will only be united under the threat of danger. No one can simply bring together a country that has over 265 kinds of cheese."  - Charles De Gaulle

Clearly this quote is an old one but it does give you an idea of the importance of cheese in the culture. (BTW, I have it on good authority that there are now over 500 kinds of cheeses in France!)

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