Thursday, November 02, 2006

Foie Gras and Beaujolais

Is it just me, or does french food get healthier by the day? In a recent study of mice, red wine and a high fat diet led to plump but otherwise healthy mice. Real French food is an amazing journey into aroma, flavor, texture, and presentation. The problem most people have with french food is that its just so damn un-American. It takes time to prepare, it takes skill in the kitchen, and it is meant to be eaten slowly and savoured. A complete anathema to most modern Americans who get food from a drive thru, eat with out tasting, (how else could you explain the popularity of fast food?), and who's idea of home cooking is hamburger helper. While we often vilify the French for their politics, they seem to have learned something about life, and how to live it that many American should take note of. Eat good food, drink good wine, take time off from work and relax, and don't trust the government. Sounds like good advice to me.

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