Couscous

May 29th, 2017, 02:13 AM
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Nor the Nova in Spain
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annhig : Le Gorafi is a parody of Le Figaro newspaper. - never take their info seriously - a bit like The Onion.
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May 29th, 2017, 04:30 AM
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Or nord presse in Belgium.

As long as we talk about Belgian fries all is well ;-)
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May 29th, 2017, 06:47 AM
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I bought a great couscous salad mixed with fruit and an orange vinegar dressing to eat on the train. It is very yummy cold as well as warm and don't have to worry about spoiling.
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The Italians say worse about the Romans. In fact, the aphorism of Asterix in Italian is, "Sono pazzi questi romani", which derives from the acronym SPQR. This acronym dates back to the Roman Empire, and stood for "Senatus Populus Quiritium Romanus"). It appears on all property of the Roman city government. Italians say that it stands for "Sono porci questi romani". "Pazzi" is a bit milder than "porci", which means "swine".

I've seen other versions, too, such as "Solo preti qui regnono" (Only priests rule here), but that belongs to a distant past.
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May 29th, 2017, 08:15 AM
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Btw, I just read that a new character should appear in the ribe of the Gauls : IP fix. He would be in charge of the dolmens.

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May 29th, 2017, 08:18 AM
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I bought a great couscous salad mixed with fruit and an orange vinegar dressing to eat on the train. It is very yummy cold>

Yes a great take-out item from supermarkets -had many a picnic with them.
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May 29th, 2017, 08:40 AM
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That is North African taboulé.
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May 29th, 2017, 10:20 AM
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Wow, now the French invented cous cous.

Maybe Wo you should hang out with more sophisticated Americans.

And they never heard of double entendre. Of course, if they never heard of it, it does not exist, giving a distinct Gallic flavor to solipsistic.
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May 29th, 2017, 10:26 AM
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merci, WoinP. I wonder if we're no longer allowed to say that "all roads lead to Rome", or "when in Rome" or is it just the mildly derogatory phrases they object to?>

Or "Rome wasn't built in a day"?
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May 29th, 2017, 11:22 AM
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Had a bad day IMD ?
Fed up wiht people projecting their bile on internet.

Double entendre is not french but if you want to tell me how to speak my own mothertongue, be my guest. Or maybe not.


'Maybe Wo you should hang out with more sophisticated Americans'

That exists ? When I look at your president I have my doubts.

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May 30th, 2017, 07:01 AM
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I have only eaten couscous from CROUS. Admittedly you can't ask much for that price, but the student memory is so strong it tainted my conception of couscous.

FuryFluffy, I completely understand your hesitation if you have only had "institutional" couscous. But it is no different from having a "steak frites" at CROUS compared to having the same dish at a nice restaurant.

(For those unfamiliar with CROUS, it is the university food service that costs just a pittance for students, about 80% less than commercial prices.)
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May 30th, 2017, 07:25 AM
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We eat couscous often in the US. But I'm very glad to have this list of Moroccan restaurants in Paris as we always eat Moroccan one night when there.
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May 30th, 2017, 07:43 AM
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I still buy a can of Saupiquet from time to time when alone at home.
In the plastic part I reheat the semoule the rest goes into a big bowl and gets microwaved.
My wife is always half amused half disconcerted that I still behave like a student and half disgusted at what I am able to eat.

Tonight no couscous alas. Apéro with a friend - view on Eiffel Tower from his balcony then seafood.
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May 30th, 2017, 07:56 AM
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Actually, all of the canned couscous misxes are not awful. They are to be avoided whenever possible, but as we say in France, "quand on a faim, tout est bon." ("When you're hungry, everything tastes good.")
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May 30th, 2017, 07:59 AM
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I sent a box of couscous mix to a friend in Boston once (besically this is a can of couscous vegetables and broth along with a little bag of semolina -- to which you add your own meat), and she was down on her knees in ecstasy after having lived in France and Israel for 6 months.
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May 30th, 2017, 08:33 AM
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kerouac, were the two things related
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May 30th, 2017, 09:58 AM
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>> it is no different from having a "steak frites" at CROUS compared to having the same dish at a nice restaurant.

But steak frites at CROUS was nice...
Generally the foods at CROUS are eatable, by student standard, but there are 2 dishes there that I must sin: couscous, and andouillette. The andouillette smelled so bad that after 1 bite I couldn't touch the rest of my meal. Normally I don't have problems with other smelly foods like cheese or shrimp paste. I have never laid an eye on andouillettes since, though I know I probably miss out a decent gourmet.

For couscous I'm willing to try Le Petit bleu, as I said above. But before that, do you know the name of any good couscous can?
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May 30th, 2017, 12:24 PM
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Tonight no couscous alas. Apéro with a friend - view on Eiffel Tower from his balcony then seafood.>>

you poor thing, WoinP. I am desolée for you.
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