Wednesday, June 27, 2012
In French culture, as a young child you learn quickly that at 4pm most days, to fight off the pre-dinner hunger pains, you will eat a little something called 'goûter'. Directly translated as tasting this is often a chocolate biscuit, a cake of some sort, a fresh treat from the bakery or in my case a fresh baguette with a few squares of milk chocolate smacked in the middle. As we work big days on the farm we are eating more carbohydrates than ever and Kim has quickly learnt the art and joy of le quatre heur (the four o'clock). Everyday we stop work at 4pm, have a tea or coffee and a little sweet bread or chocolate. This is one of the many eating habits of the French that Kim hopes sticks around with us for the rest of our lives.