First of all I would just like to say how thankful I am to be in France and I am incredibly grateful to have had this opportunity. Now, since Thanksgiving doesn't exist in France, I thought I would take this opportunity to talk about the food here in France.
Lets start with the top of the day. Breakfast. No eggs, no bacon, no pancakes or waffles or fruit. Not even crêpes. No, breakfast is for sugar, and more importantly, chocolate. Now, don't get me wrong, there is more than one thing you can have for breakfast.
- Chocolate (this is not a joke)
- Brioche (basically sweet bread with clumps of sugar on it)
- Brioche and nutella
But this is not your average box of cheerios. This cereal consists of little cornflake packets filled with chocolate. Now, of course, there are different flavors of this cereal. You can choose from:
- white chocolate
- milk chocolate
- dark chocolate
- dark chocolate shell filled with white chocolate
Needless to say, breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.Now, moving on to lunch.I'll start with school lunches. Each day (except for Wedneday, 1/2 day) you eat lunch at school. You have one day a week at the café. My day is Tuesday, when I have a large amazing sandwich, fries, and usually an apple. At the other cafeteria, the food is different every day. It ranges from pretty good to absolutely disgusting mystery meat. My host mom is an amazing cook, so when I am eating lunch at home it is usually something incredible.
After school, I am usually starving. The French, or at least my host family, only eats at meal times so they are not really used to the snacking thing. My options are usually chocolate or pudding. There is this one kind of pudding that is literally caramel with whipped cream. AMAZING! And now for dinner!Again, as a result of my host mom's fantastic cooking skills, dinner is usually very good. The food is different than what I'm used to, but still magnificent. I actually counted, and I have only eaten 6 dinners without meat since I've been here. I mention this because in my life before France, I have only eaten 6 meals WITH meat! My family is very nice and makes pasta for me sometimes, but it's just not the same!So, in a nutshell, that is what I have been eating since I've been here. I promise I'll write soon! Be prepared for a recount on my trip to Paris, an exam I took, and all about my english class at school