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france, always france (or belgian baiting) ;-)

updated mon 30 jul 01


Russel Fouts on sun 29 jul 01


Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2001 09:11:02 -0500
From: Fabienne Micheline Cassman
Subject: France, Always France

>> Know I am starting to roll my eyes. Leave France out of it for a change... conversions, language excuses, etc. Besides French fries are not from France, they are from Belgium ;) French toast are not French either... I don't know who we blame for it, but Belgium sounds good. Getting the hang of it... It's always Belgium. You got it ;) <<

Ah, yes! "Frits", pronounced Freets! (with the exclaimation point
because we are very enthusiastic about them. Anyone visiting me will
receive a "cornet" from the best "frite cot" in Brussels (according to
the authors of the Belgo Cookbook), "Chez Martin" which is a tiny
trailer next to my neighborood church. One can worship at both altars.
;-) Martin is an "Artiste". Traditionally "Frits" are eaten with
Mayonaise (also handy for removing water marks from tables) although any
"Frite cot" worthy of the name will have no less than 10 choises of

This is also the country where you can get a degree in Chocolate.

Russel (thinking of changing careers!)

Russel Fouts
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