Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The McBaguette

Two all-beef patties, special sauce, cheese, lettuce, pickles, no onions, mustard, and certainly NOT on a sesame seed bun!* This is the McBaguette, McDonald's newest burger creation in France.

McDo (mic-doh') as they call it here, has combined an all-American tradition with its classic bread. We brought an American friend to McDo for a taste test on his recent visit. After all, where else do you bring an American to try out the latest gastronomie fran├žaise?

Anddddddd? ...he actually liked it.

*If you're too young to remember this, it was from an ad in the 80's that challenged Big Mac fans to cite all the ingredients in the classic burger... To watch a sing-songy British version of the same, click here.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Bears or Bulls?

Translation: Wall(s) Street...

Located in Longueville, France, Seine et Marne department...

Street of Choice?

I'd especially go for living here if it intersected with Rue de Glace (Ice Cream Street). One can dream.

Actually, a pie is a magpie. It is also slang for chatterbox, so maybe I really should be living here...

This was from Provins, France. It's a lovely, well-preserved medieval city in the Seine et Marne department about 40 minutes from us...

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Math Majors

The Nine Days!

From May 2nd to 13th.


The French pride themselves on being great at math. Actually, upon closer investigation here, they are perfectly correct. If you count only weekdays and Saturdays (closed Sundays) and account for the May 8th holiday, there are nine days for this sale.

And, so why didn't they write that it ends May 12th, since the 13th is a Sunday?

Don't ask me. It took me awhile to figure this much out.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Who Won Where?

This is a really cool site if you are interested in the results of tomorrow's French election. It's from Liberation, a national newspaper here. It tells us not only who won, but who won where...

And it's interesting above here to see the closeup of Paris... The blue was for Sarkozy and the red for Holland... (Light blue is where I last clicked and was Sarko.) Talk about being split down the middle.

You can find this site here. Scroll way down to see the map of France, and keep clicking for more and more detail. You can also see results from the 2002 and 2007 elections...