You know you’re in France …

… when the local supermarket stocks canned snails…

…and the frozen food section a dozen varieties of quiche.

Actually, these pictures were taken not in France but in Montreal, where a recent work trip took me. It was my first visit to Quebec, and despite all I’d read and knew about the place, from the way people looked and dressed to the food its “Frenchness” still came as a surprise. As it was a short trip I didn’t have much time to explore the culinary scene (or take pictures). But meals at Au Pied De Cochon and a creperie convinced me that I probably wouldn’t starve in Montreal. On the other hand one could easily freeze to death (the wind chill was -20°C when I visited!). And if the cold doesn’t get you, the foie gras poutine just might! The pictures below, by the way, were taken at the Jean-Talon Market where I had the crepe.

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2 Responses to “You know you’re in France …”

  1. #
    prakash39 — December 4, 2012 at 12:28 am

    Please suggest something french for a vegetarian.

    • #
      Samar — December 4, 2012 at 11:13 pm

      Hi, that’s tricky since I don’t think such a concept exists in Europe. Even mayonnaise contains egg! But there are some soups (e.g., cauliflower and leek) and salads (e.g., endive and apple) that are or could be made vegetarian although I don’t know how French they are. I’ll post some recipes just as soon as I take some pictures.

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