French food notes – October 2019

In our series providing a sideways look at French food, we examine the quirks of half-inviting guests to dinner

Apéro dinatoire invitation is the ultimate spread bet and the art of the apéro dînatoire

For those new to life in France, the concept of the apéritif can take some getting used to.

The mere idea of giving an official name (normally abbreviated to ‘apéro’) and a semi-formal approach to simply serving up a pre-lunch or pre-dinner drink and a few nibbles can seem a trifle, if typically, bureaucratic.

Especially to those of ...

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