Mealtime is sacred in France; even casual meals are sometimes made up of three solid courses and lunch lasts a good hour and a half, even on a work day. Further proof of this major aspect of French culture; the French language is peppered with sayings and adages in direct relation with food.
Bastille Day will be upon us very soon, and the European summer has finally arrived after a tremendously cold winter. Public holidays and warm weather call for adequate food. Bastille Day can be compared to the 4th of July in the US, but that’s where the comparison ends…..