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CultureShock! France by Sally Adamson Taylor

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‘La destinée des nationals depend de la manière dont elles se nourissent.’ (The fate of nations depends on the way they eat.)—Brillat-Savarin in the 18th century

 

 

 

CUISINE & CHARACTER BY PAYS

The French are so attached to the region of France from which they come that it is difficult for they themselves to recognise it. And they have good reason. Each part of France is quite unique. As authors Nadeau and Barlow explain in their book:

‘The French word pays (pay-ee) doesn’t translate. Literally, it means country. But inside France it refers ...

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