Friday, August 19, 2005

Milk in France

... in France, only children drink glasses of milk, although sometimes adults indulge in the bowls of hot milk they enjoyed as children. But even when a child drinks a glass of milk, it is rarely plain, but instead flavored with chocolate, mint, or strawberry... The hot milk that tiny children drink from their bowls at breakfast usually has two cubes of sugar in it. When French children are ill, they have hot milk and honey as a soothing drink and, for a grown-up feeling under the weather; a bit of rum is added to that.
Hot milk, whether sweetened or not, is one of the few things that makes me seriously question whether the French actually understand food.

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