French food notes - March 2019

In our series providing a sideways look at French food, we look at why seemingly horrid dishes still thrive

Food notes

Gastronomically speaking, variety is the spice of life in France (even if actual spice, as curry-loving expats can confirm, rarely is), and all tastes are catered for if you know where to look.

So in most towns – depending on your region – for every teetering, pricy platter of fruits de mer, elsewhere you could probably find some rubbery frog’s legs to offset its haughtiness. And for every exquisitely ...

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