French Women Don’t Get Fat…& Other Myths

I have never claimed my Frenchness as a badge of honor, but I discovered I had a secret weapon when I left Paris in 2000 to live abroad. In South Korea, everything French (the people, the language, the food and wine, the fashion...) was very popular. People found our accent 'cute'. Our fractured English, riddled … Continue reading French Women Don’t Get Fat…& Other Myths

Food…glorious food. An expat’s musings.

Paris, 1999.  My husband and I are having dinner at Spoon, one of Alain Ducasse's restaurants near the Champs Elysees. Tom has a big announcement to make and is clearly excited. Tom: I got a job offer, you'll never guess where! Me: ...(I never did so fast forward...) Tom: Seoul, Korea! Me: ...? Seoul, 2000. … Continue reading Food…glorious food. An expat’s musings.