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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.
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 www.MangerBouger.com — www.EatMove.com. Enough said.
Addendum: “Le fast-food” is an often used expression here, even if “la restauration rapide” is the proper phrase.
August 14, 2013
Breaking: Of Crips and Bloods and Memories of Ghetto Parties
History repeats itself, first as tragedy and then as farce, or sometimes it just repeats itself. From the New York Times on November 30, 1998: At Dartmouth College, white students at a ”ghetto party” dressed…
June 25, 2013
Dean of the College Charlotte Johnson’s War on Students Part (2/2)
Today’s post again recounts the events that befell the Freshman. However, the content of the Hanover Police department report reproduced in this space yesterday is supplemented by information from my own interviews, a review of…
October 18, 2009
When Love Beckoned in 52nd Street
We were at San Francisco’s BIX last evening, enjoying prosecco, cheese, and a bit of music. A full year of inhabitation in Northern California has unraveled to me no decent venue for proper lounging, but…
October 9, 2009
D Afraid of a Little Competish
So our colleague and Dartblog writer Joe Asch informed me that the D has rejected our cunning advertising campaign. Uh-oh. The Dartmouth is widely known as a breeding ground for instant New York Times successes,…
September 4, 2009
How Regents Should Reign
As Dartmouth alumni proceed through the legal hoops necessary to defuse a Board-packing plan—which put in unhappy desuetude an historic 1891 Agreement between alumni and the College guaranteeing a half-democratically-elected Board of Trustees—it strikes one…
August 29, 2009
Election Reform Study Committee
If you are an alum of the College on the Hill, you may have received a number of e-mails of late beseeching your input for a new arm of the College’s Alumni Control Apparatus called…