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Paris Diary: Only In France

Here’s an example of French-U.S. culinary fusion: the foie gras burger. I would not expect this item from MacDonald’s anytime soon, at least in the U.S.

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The foie gras puck probably has a little sweet chutney or perhaps fig jam underneath it. I have not tried it; there are limits even to your humble servant’s reportorial zeal.

The tag line below the burger: Les Bonnes Résolutions Peuvent Attendre — Your Good [New Year’s] Resolutions Can Wait — illustrates that the pursuit of pleasure is alive and well in France. Also, the health alert at the bottom of the poster is of a type legally mandated in French fast food advertising: “For your health, avoid a diet that is too fatty, salty or sugary.” And the recommended website is — Enough said.

Addendum: “Le fast-food” is an often used expression here, even if “la restauration rapide” is the proper phrase.

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