Benjy, parlez-vous francais?
Can you please post on 1. all the lovely "moutardes" in France! We adore savora! One cannot find it in the USA! 2. Love the supermarket "Piccard" 3. Are there a lot of Americans Dancing in Paris? PVE Design
Dear PVE Design, aka Patricia, dear readers,
Mais oui, je parle français! Je suis un Oracle bilingue!
Ah, I see from your questions that you are a gourmande (food lover)! Can't blame you. For my birthday I got some dog treats from Au Bon Chien, a Parisian dog bakery: I love their cheese-and-bacon cookies and foie gras bites (my assistant indulges me though she disapproves of foie gras... thanks, Mary-Laure!)
1. I avoid mustard, because it makes me go Achoo! The classic mustard that all French people have on their dinner table is Amora (I think Savora is sweeter). Dijon, in Burgundy, has been World Capital of mustard since 1856, when one Jean Naigeon made the condiment as we know it for the first time, and when my amanuensis went there last year she saw all kinds of funky many-flavored mustards...
Are you familiar with the French expression La moutarde me monte au nez? Literally, it means Mustard is going up to my nose, but the idea is: I'm getting angry, here!
2. Picard is the French frozen foods store. Four-legged ones are not allowed in so when my assistant goes there she ties me to a post outside and I am to wait for her right there! Don't you just hate that?
3. Paris is the dance capital of Europe; dancers from all over the world converge here and just pirouette away! Speaking of dance: in a recent comment, Cakespy wrote:
I adore Benjy. I would like to see him doing some pilates and dance, actually.
Well, here's a picture of me leaping (grand jeté in dance lingo)!Dear readers, if you too have a question about lifestyle, fashion, shopping, Paris or anything else, don't hesitate to post it in the Comment section. The Oracle always answers!