Wow! After a wonderful trip to New Caledonia, I am inspired to eat!
There were a couple of things I discovered early on in my journey.
- I can read French reasonably well… better than I had even imagined possible.
- And the worst part, the French don’t really do much for vegetarians.
This second realisation meant that I was put into a smaller category of people who remove ham from bagettes, or people who eat things covered in chocolate.
I love chocolate.
I did however discover some wonderful French dainty desserts. Yummo.
|Raspberry and Ginger tartlet|
|Coffee filled almond topped donughty thing|
One thing I did learn was portion sizes. French portions are TINY! Bagettes were huge, but sparing on things like cheese. The sweets were so rich, eating more than one was a challenge in itself. But I am so glad to be home, where I don’t have to point and gesture, or try to add large numbers in my head (Pacific Francs are crazy to work with, a bagette was like 350 Francs, a can of “Solo” was 280 Francs, and my ability to count aloud in French is to 20…….)
So, getting back on track, thank you Nouvelle Calédonie for a magnificent time.