Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Take that freedom fries, we're assimilating your hamburger!

NYtimes article, In Paris, Burgers Turn Chic, talks about how chefs in Paris are taking on the American hamburger. The article touches upon how there's a bit of a cultural clash. Much to the dismay of some of the chefs, a number of people are eating their hamburgers with utensils:
“Eating with your hands is part of the pleasure,” Ms. Fontanier said, seated in a dining room decorated chiefly with her 15-year-old son’s childhood toy collection. “But nine out of 10 people use knife and fork. I’m happy not to see it. I’m in the kitchen.”
Picturing the French cutting into a hamburger (bun and all) seems like a scene from some really bad foreigner-immigrates-to-the-US movie.

($Burgers / Hot Dogs, $News)

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