June 15, 2014

How to Live Like a Parisian (If You Can)

Margaret Wente, Globe and Mail

The Associated Press

Parisians are different from you and me. They never look like slobs. As someone noted in this paper a couple of weeks ago, they eat fabulous food and never gain weight. The food is so delicious that you don’t need much of it to make you happy. French strawberries do not taste like cardboard. Instead, they explode in your mouth like little flavour bombs.

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