I have been thinking a lot about food. Turned down an offer to go to Hard Rock Café… Even 5 guys or le camion qui fume don’t appeal much right now. I will have burgers too readily available in 12 days.
I lived in Visalia for 21 years. It has fabulous restaurants. My consultants loved to have lunch or dinner with me. They had their favorites. So then I move to what I think is cosmopolitan Sacramento- being the capital et al. I was very disappointed and still don’t have a go to Italian restaurant.
So after three years in Paris has something happened to my taste buds? Maybe. And my idea of a meal. I can eat a dinner at lunch. And I understand an entree. And dessert. My mom always had to have dessert to cleanse her palate. I get it now. Not quite ready for eating a full pizza by myself but I am getting closer. (Although I do miss Round Table pizza!!!)
And now I enjoy rarer beef. Not quite at the French level but leaning towards red. And cheese. I shall never get into the sweet breads etc. But sauces – oh yes.
I will miss Picard Surgeles the most perhaps. That’s the frozen food store (across the street from me!). They are all over Paris – and France. And have been around for 20+ years. I have no idea why an American company has not figured out their secrets. The food is delicious. And even easy to microwave sauces. And to die for desserts. I could go on and on but you get the idea.
Pretty amazing post for the self-declared Non-Foodie. Scary….