Friday, August 27, 2010

Reading a Menu in French (Without Knowing French)

by Blanca on 08/25/10 at 8:39 am

We just returned from our France trip and although mostly everyone in France speaks some English (and Spanish and German and Italian and it seems at least a bit of every language on the planet) once in a while you will find that one amazing restaurant where English is just not spoken.

This is where you can get into a little trouble. As intimidating as French menus may seem to you, a lot of the food served in France has been adapted in the US. For example; a croque monsieur is a hot ham and cheese sandwich. Not so scarry, right? Then again, you could end up with calf brain on your plate.

We’ve already given you a set of basic tips for eating in France and now here is a very (and I mean very basic list) of words and phrases that will make your trip just a little easier.


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