Coincidentally with this thread, the French embassy in Mexico City published the following on their e-mail newsletter.
A chef from Hermosillo is opening a new Mexican restaurant in Paris in the Montparnasse district near The Closerie featuring the cuisine of Northern Mexico such as chimichangas and machaca. Now, it is encouraging that this guy is from Sonora since the French have no even remote idea what Mexican food is all about. He may have to Frenchify it to be suuccessful.
Vichil is right in her above post and she taught me this about 39 years ago. With summer coming up, Manuelito´s daughter is in for a treat. The fruit in France in season is incomparably delicious. Just watch out for those imports from North Africa and Spain and stay away from Carrefour the French WalMart.
The secret in Paris, Marseilles or Lyon when looking for exotic foods is to "follow the dark skinned people", a colorful way of saying natives of the region the cooking of which one is seeking to emulate. There are many Arab, Caribbean, Indochinese and West African shops in Paris but you have to know where to find them. You go according to the type of fruit you are seeking whether tropical or non-tropical. The prices will be better and the fruit will be better.
(This post was edited by Hound Dog on May 28, 2010, 6:42 AM)
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(Veteran) on May 28, 2010, 6:42 AM