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Travel Etiquette: Don't Be Gauche About French Food


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This week, our Travel Etiquette Guru, Mary-Lou Weisman, talks with host Diana Nyad about an upcoming trip to France - and, specifically, about the French culture of eating.

Apparently, the two countries think about food very differently. So before you jet off to Paris, remember a few of Mary Lou's observations...French food is not portable, eat-and-go-type of fare, like American "gastronomy" can be. It may be "gauche" to eat your sandwich on the street, but -- strangely enough -- it's not gauche to bring your dog to the table at a French café. Just be sure not to ask for a doggy bag. Sacre bleu! Now, that's gauche...

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