Yet, France is still the first tourist destination in the world and in cities like Paris and Aix-en-Provence a timid effort is being made to accommodate non-French-speaking visitors. This can have surprising results, sometimes missing their intended goal but all the richer for it.
Check these menu items:
Croque-Monsieur = Crunch Mister
Canapés à la Crevette = Shrimp Sofas
Herbes de Provence = Grasses of Provence
Assiette Américaine (hamburger) = Round Loaf with Sesame Seeds Furnished with a Chopped Steak
Pavé de Saumon = Salmon Paving Stone.
If you haven’t discovered Anne-Marie’s blog, Provence Today, I suggest you check it out. It’s my go-to site for informative posts about what is newsworthy in French culture today.
This seems to be giveaway season for me!
Southern Writers Magazine ~ a fabulous site for readers and writers ~ is offering some signed copies of your choice of The Bridge Club or The Promise of Provence. Click on the link to the left of this post … and bonne chance!
Next Friday I will be announcing the lucky winners of the giveaway offered in The Provence Post. There were so many fabulous responses, it was difficult to pick just three!
Bon weekend tout le monde! After being away without internet or cell service for three days this week, I will be paying the price and attempting to clear out my inboxes! What are your plans?