I can go weeks without eating bread. Like weeks and weeks. I kept count recently and I actually went seven weeks without bread.
Yet, I arrive in France and all of a sudden I’m lucky to go seven hours without eating bread. In fact, don’t get between me and a French baguette – you may well end up harmed!
There are two obvious reasons for my swift turn around in bread behaviour.
The first has to do with quality – I’ve never met a French baguette that I didn’t immediately fall in love with.
One of the things I admire most about the French is their dedication to quality, particularly in their ‘essential’ items. Excellence is expected in their cheese, butter, wine and especially their bread.
My second reason is really quite simple – sometimes it seems rude not to eat the bread. Usually served in chunks and without adornment – butter is a rarity – the baguette is an essential part of every French meal.
So to Frenchify Your Friday this week, why not pick up a fresh, crusty baguette from your local bakery. It doesn’t really matter what you are planning to serve – take a leaf from the French book and assume bread is a perfect match for your meal.
Wishing you all the best for a fabulous Friday.
And until next time – au revoir.