Fleisch und Fleischproll - Stützen der Gesellschaft
Früher galt Fleischverzehr als Privileg der Reichen und Adligen, heute ist Kadaver nicht mehr unbegrenzt erwünscht. Es gibt einen Trend zum Vegetarismus. Aber wie alle schlechten Eigenschaften der Reichen ist auch das Fleisch ein willkommener Anlass weniger Bevorzugter, in oberschichtlichen Marotten zu posieren.
Just a little bit more French - The Bold Soul™: A Writer's Life in Paris
La Gastro (i.e. the stomach bug that comes out of nowhere and knocks you flat for a couple of days) is making the rounds of Paris again, and according to reports it is reaching near-epidemic proportions. It is unpleasant and inconvenient, but fortunately not life-threatening. Georges' little guy has had it the past few days (better now but didn't go to school again today so he can rest up for his half-day of school tomorrow), along with the neighbor and her two kids who share a nanny with Georges' son. Suffice to say, Georges had his hands full and very little sleep on Wednesday and into Thursday. I was safely here across town when it struck Wednesday evening at Chez Georges, but having had lunch with Georges on Wednesday I couldn't help wondering if he and I would both come down with it, too. As a preventative measure, Georges and...