There is no doubt that eating is one of the most important events in French life. Each day, many shops close between 12:00 and 2:00 for the famous “lunch.” People clear out of the office buildings and swarm on to the street cafes to enjoy wine, bread, cheese, along with the “plat du jour.”
I think the French would rather starve then eat bad food. During my recent trip to Paris, I did not have a bad meal. Some were great, but all were good. I have received requests for photos of the local food markets. So Golden, this is especially for you. As I walked through these markets, the vendors would sing their songs and beckon me into their stalls. The vendors were constantly rearranging their goods to make them look colorful and fresh – to make me want to eat all of it. Food in France is not cheap, but you don’t need much of it. It is about quality and not quantity. Maybe that’s why I haven’t seen many fat people here. Enjoy the photos and drool. The food tastes as good as it looks.