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Next to ordering coffee, buying meat seems to be one of most difficult things for recent arrivals to get used to and comfortable with. The simple reason for this is that French cuts of meat are different from British or American cuts. There are many more of them and they tend to not totally correspond to a lot of what we Anglos are used to. Below are two diagrams of how Americans and British cut their meat and following that is the French cuts for you to compare. British Beef Cuts –......

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Parisians have always been obsessed with American food, which is obvious from the abundance of cupcakes, donuts, McDonald’s and stores that specialize in American goodies. But judging from the positive response given to the opening of The Smiths Bakery, they have not forgotten their neighbors across the pond either. The Smiths offers an interesting mix of French and British/Anglophone treats. Like most boulangeries, they serve a variety of sweet and savory foods. If you stop by for lunch, check out their sandwiches which range from a Croque Monsieur to a hamburger. They......

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From the fresh pastries at the bouglangerie to a nice warm meal at a trendy bistro, Paris is not lacking in good food. In fact, French cuisine is so important that it is protected by UNESCO. But sometimes expats, and even some French, get tired of French food and start craving things from other countries. My friends and I stock up on our favorite American treats every time we go back to the States; for me it is peanut butter and oatmeal. But as more and more anglophones come to Paris, speciality anglo......

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