"How can you govern a country which has two hundred and forty-six varieties of cheese?"*
- Charles de Gaulle, Les Mots du Général, Ernest Mignon (1962)
After reading a few of my past blog entries, I realized that I often give the impression that I dislike France and the French. This is not the case at all. But writing about nice encounters isn't cathartic. I subscribe to the lesser known adage: If you can't say something mean, don't say anything at all. Hence, on the days that I haven't written anything, it's safe to assume that les parisiens were indifferent to me and sometimes even nice!
In an effort to convey a more positive image, however, I've decided to start writing about some French things that I absolutely love: wine and cheese. My favorite thing French (Monsieur Frédéric, who prefers to be called "Fred" because he didn't grow up watching Sanford & Son) will be contributing to this segment as well.
Like many of you, we enjoy food and wine and have decided to learn more about it by trying to taste a new pairing
* While more cheeses may exist in France today, we dare not mess with a quote from General de Gaulle.