France does it better!

  1. Chi Meson

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    I was listening to the news this morning. France has better bread, better butter, better cocktails, better everything!

    What else does France do better than US?

    [avoid the obvious]
     
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  3. cronxeh

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    They lose wars better (and faster) :biggrin:
     
  4. ZapperZ

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    They have better riots? :)

    I think in terms of food, on average, France has better quality almost in all categories. Most americans are used to mediocre or poor-quality food that's cheap and fast. You'll never see a french settling for Wonder bread, for instance.

    You could do the same comparison with Italy, which in my opinion, has even better food in general than France (uh-oh, I hear complaints brewing up). They have better coffee and certainly, better ice cream with their geloto.

    Zz.
     
  5. EL

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    Football!!!
     
  6. Chi Meson

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    Arrgh! Avoid the obvious! I thought we could dance around this one!:rolleyes:

    I hope France can prove itself better than US at not taking itself too seriously. Unfortunately, since my last post I learned of the first fatality; this takes away the humor.
     
  7. Says who? The radio? I've had a french bread before and it's as hard as a rock. Just about all french food I've ever had was either mediocre or terrible. Even things france is world renown for, like wine, is argueable not as good as the US's (i.e. Californian wine). Your just comparing french food to places like McDonalds.

    Italy has like the best food in the world, way better than crummy french food.
     
  8. Evo

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    Chi, I see you have updated your location to the new region of Easterny. :tongue: French food is good, they have great pastries also. But I have to agree, Italy's food is better, even their pastries.

    France has the Louvre, that's pretty cool. The French Alps are nice. The French Riviera is nice.
     
  9. French Bread, French Toast, French Fries, France has all the awesome food!
     
  10. ZapperZ

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    And you could be thinking of french food of a particular type. Have you, for example, tried the french cuisine from the Provence region, or even around the mediterranean? We're talking about rustic, country french food here such as bouillabaisse.

    And I don't know what kind of bread you got, but I like crusty, yeasty breads with flavor and texture, as opposed to Wonder bread that tastes like air.

    Zz.
     
  11. ZapperZ

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    I nominate mattmns to Evo for big smack on the head.

    :)

    Zz.
     
  12. Chi Meson

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    I personally am a big fan of their Bike Race!!!

    They have much much better bicycling champions than we do.
     
  13. French food, I'm told, is much better than it tastes.

    (Sorry Mr. Twain.)

    How about French kissing, anyone else like it?
     
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  14. Laurence Olivier says Italian pastry chefs are better than French ones in Brideshead Revisited so it must be true.

    The French speak French better than the Americans too.
     
  15. Evo

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    Although I love the duck rillettes I had when I was in the Jura.
     
  16. They're better at the metric system...
     
  17. Completely untrue.

    Actually, I have yet to taste baked goods anywhere that are better than French ones.
     
  18. Chi Meson

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    I noticed that too! It's like they make it sound so easy, so natural!

    I'm not exactly a connesewar, but can anyone compare French whines to American whines?
     
  19. Actually this is one thing that the US is probably better at than every single other western country. The only one that even seems to compare is China.
    Yeah... well, I'll give italy pasta and pizza (which is sooo good).
     
  20. Yeah, French make good "wine". Americans spell it "whine" and make it accordingly.
     
  21. Chi Meson

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    Wha-ho! Two-shay!
     
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