Author: Charles Verhey

FAQ About French Food, Coffee, Wine, and Tipping

A typical French lunch consists of a starter (“une entrée”), such as a mixed salad, soup, some terrine or pâté, and bread. A main course (“le plat principal”) is typically a choice of meat or fish with potatoes, rice, pasta, and/or vegetables; a cheese course (often a selection of local cheeses); and/or a dessert. A “café gourmand” is a very tasty and inexpensive option as you are served three to five small desserts, such as crème brûlée, mousse au chocolat, baba au rhum, macarons, etc. Some menus give you the alternative to choose either an “entrée” and “plat principal” or a “plat principal” and “dessert”.

Contributions of French Women

A group of French authors, including Blanche Cardoner, Emma Dechorgnat, Sirine Dutot, Martin Louette, Raphaëlle Reynaud, Lou Desance, and Delphine Bourdon, have taken the gender-equality issue to the next level with a project that is designed to incorporate the contributions from women into major Paris landmarks.

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