Friday, February 13, 2009

Frenchy Friday


There's a Spanish proverb that says, “With bread and wine you can walk your road.”

I wonder if the Spaniards were hanging out on a road in France when this proverb was coined since it's the French who are known for their bread and wine.

What a yummy display of French bread available at Le Bon Marché's très chic and très expensive food store. This is where La Mom shops for good ol' American food like Ghiradelli Brownie Mix, Skippy Peanut Butter, Paul Newman's Caesar Salad Dressing, and Jiffy Muffin Mix.

15 comments:

Under the Influence said...

Sorry you have to pay the big bucks for Jiffy Muffin mix and other American goodies. Would you like me to send you some?

Scandalous Housewife said...

La Mom,
I was thinking of you today when my Google search turned all French-y on me and even my blogger sign in was asking me French things! I almost wrote you for help and translation, but I finally figured out how to get it back to the Queen's English...

Trisha said...

My mama would definitely agree--one can't live without Jiffy. I wish there was a way to trade postage, say all the Skippy peanut butter you can eat for all the baguette's that I can?

I was thinking about you yesterday when I almost stepped in a pile of poo out walking my dog. A huge pile though, not French Poodle size but Siberian Husky big!

La Mom said...

@ Under the Influence,
Thanks! That is so kind of you to offer. How much does Jiffy go for in the US now?

La Mom said...

@ Trisha,
Do I need to lay off the dog poop posts? It says a lot that you thought about moi yesterday as you had a run in with dog poop :)

Under the Influence said...

I will check the price of Jif. I buy it in "bulk" so it's been a while...

SuZ said...

Mmmmmmmmmm.... bread.

I am a bread freak. I could not live without it. I would die if I couldn't eat it... and living in France would make me gain a ca-zillion pounds. But I would enjoy every bite. :)

Ms. Bar B: said...

I don't think I'd make it without Jiffy mix, lol. You can do much more than make muffins and cornbread with that stuff! All that bread looks so yummy, I can just smell it, all warm and possibly buttery. Ummm, Ummm, UMM!

vicki archer said...

How good does tht bread look at le Bon Marche - I could dive straight into those counters and attack those bread rolls! xv

Kelli said...

Love the Bon Marche! Tres cher it is but oh so fun to wander around and look at all the delicious culinary delights from around the world.

Savvy Mode SG said...

happy v-day to you! yes, that was my first stop. : ) j'adore lv too!

Fiona said...

I could live on bread and wine!

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

That bread looks fantastic. It's a good thing I don't shop in that store because I would probably end up staring at the bread and forgetting what I was doing there in the first place.

Rae Ann said...

Yum! I would love some really good french bread right now. My Paris is fresh out. Small towns are like that.

When I lived in Europe, we lived for care packages of things like velveeta, Ro-Tel, and tortilla chips. My dad would say, "My chilie count is getting low," and one of his sisters would send some good ol' Texas food.

carrieitly said...

I WISH I had somewhere to get my hands on all those American goodies! In Dublin there was Fallon & Byrne, and even if a bottle of pancake syrup was €10, when you crave it, you crave it!

Here it Italy I settle with peanut butter from the Asian market (on occassion Lidl has it too!), brownies from scratch, and having having mom ship over other essentials like Jiffy and vanilla extract!

 

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