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The French are spinning American food

The results may not be authentic to the US, but are nevertheless grand

Megan Mcardle | Bloomberg 

Spring twilight comes late to northern France, and around 9, when we left the Marine Le Pen rally, a hush was settling across the countryside. This, the candidate had said, was the real France, and it was certainly the France that American tourists long for, untouched by the homogenising forces of global travel. I confess, I had a certain curiosity as to how a provincial French restaurateur would interpret my native cuisine. The answer, in case you’re wondering, is “oddly”. Not nearly as odd as the “Mexican” food you find in Europe: It looks just as it ...

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First Published: Sun, June 11 2017. 22:12 IST