“The Way to Someone’s Heart is Through Their Stomach.” ~ Old English Proverb
The French love food and wine. Period. According to Susan Herrmann Loomis in her book “In a French Kitchen,” paraphrasing here, the French love of food encompasses their entire being, it is their life and lifestyle. As an American observing a French person, the whole food and wine thing appear not only natural but effortless. They are masters at hosting five-course dinner parties, mid-week, after work with two to three other couples, no problem. The French learn early on to navigate a farmers market, converse with the butcher, seamlessly select cheese for a cheese board, whip up a simple but delicious dessert, and serve the perfectly matched wines with their menu….