Okay so I've just come back from Paris and everything was a dream- the weather, the landmarks, the art....but not the food.
In fact, I wonder how people ever manage to eat French food let alone pay sky high prices to scoop goo out of the shell of a garden pest and call it a delicacy...
The only thing I find worth commending is la baguette.
Any opinions on this matter? I seem to be one of very few who dislike European food. *note* The pizza does not count
i love snails other than that, apart from the obvious things like cheese and bread i probably havent eaten much specifically french food; european wise though, swiss food is delicious, as is real italian food (in italy, not in a british italian chain restaurant). Polish food is tasty as well.
I think we suffer from eating different countries 'versions' of staple food. Go to places renound for their food and you'll amost certainly find something you like. European food can be a total experience.... (a good one, obviously....)
French food is OK if you like a lot of garlic! I like it in a way, but I prefer Spanish or Italian cuisine. I haven't tried that much Greek, but I don't like mousakka, that's for sure! Some of the cuisine of Eastern Europe, is ... well, interesting!
(Original post by naivesincerity)
But Piella, Tortillas, Empanadas?(those little meat parcels) Cerveza beer, Tapas
Paella is Spanish, Tortillas are Mexican and Empanadas, though thought to originate from Galicia in Spain, are often associated with the South Americas and Tapas is certainly Spanish though. So it's not all Spanish there.
British over French? What exactly do you like about BRITISH cooking? Shepherd's Pie? Spotted dick (that still makes me laugh, god i'm immature )? I think maybe some of you are confused over what French cooking is. This is what French cooking means to me:
An aperitif. Then perhaps a light starter (tomatoes in dressing or something). A meat course (perfectly cooked naturally ) perhaps a leg of lamb with some potatoes and beans (or the vegetables as a separate course). Then a dessert that is just the right size, perfectly presented and made with skill!
The old style was to have all the courses separately (vegetables apart from meat etc) but now it's more common to have aperitif, entree, plat principal, dessert et fromage.
Now let's compare British food. What would a standard British menu be?
Starter? Probably not. Main course? Boiled meat served with overcooked vegetables - the whole plate drenched in something really strong-tasting to make it more palatable. Cooking meat and vegetables WELL is something that we've learnt from other cultures. Even during the middle ages, posh Brits ate French food. Ah, well not much has changed there then.
Pretty much everything good about British cooking is stolen from somewhere else. I don't want to say that modern British chefs aren't good - they are probably amongst the best in the world. But you just can't compare BRITISH FOOD to French food.