French dating habits
The French, for example, have a different attitude toward relationships and finding a partner than Americans.The French often meet their significant other through their social circle at group get-togethers rather than “date" people they hardly know.Classic French meat dishes include Coq au Vin (cockerel in red wine), Cassoulet (beans stewed with pork, duck or mutton), Confit de Canard (“preserved” duck) and Steak Tartar (raw ground beef).The French also have a great fondness for sausage and often eat charcuterie (sausage, ham and cold cuts) as a prelude to a main meal.Breads in France are nowhere as diverse as the cheeses, although they range from crusty round loaves of white bread to dark nut-filled bread.Walking around the streets of any major French city, it is almost impossible not to be distracted by the glittering, jewel-like confections displayed in the windows of bakery and pastry shops.The French eat three times a day with no snacking between meals.Breakfast is the lightest meal, usually consisting of just bread and coffee, and is followed by a large, leisurely lunch and four-course (or more) dinner.
Popular items include chicken gizzards, tripe, chitterling sausage, and foie gras (goose or duck liver pâté).
In France, vegetables do not play a starring role in a meal; they are usually featured in a side dish or as a part of the main course.
Despite their supporting-role status, the French pay careful attention to the freshness and quality of their vegetables.
Diggs is a graduate of Wesleyan University and Stanford Law School.
When social encounters with foreigners involve romance, your cultural makeup can trip you up if you don't know what to expect.