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France - Good Chips, censored Sarnies

willhubwillhub Posts: 821
edited June 2014 in The bottom bracket
So France.

The good aspect of France is that EVERYWHERE you go the chips are amazing, A MA Z ING...

The bad aspect is that their sarnies are all censored , I went to a carrefour (supposed to be like our Tesco), their sarnies are no where near the awesomeness of Tesco sarnie (Carrefour was also more expensive).

The bread tasted like censored and the filling were like sick.

Every Carrefour smelt like rotten food too.

Next time I'll need to learn french to tell them this.

Also in Normandy we found an Irish pub that did FISH & CHIPS, that was awesome AND a pint of Guinness .

OH YEA!

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  • simonheadsimonhead Posts: 1,399
    You don't go to France and eat Sandwiches unless you make them yourself, find a local deli and buy a baguette, some brie and ham and make them yourself you lazy git.
    Life isnt like a box of chocolates, its like a bag of pic n mix.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,748
    Why not simply visit Ireland?
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • snowleysnowley Posts: 149
    Brie and Ham in a huge french baguette.

    Maybe throw in a cheeky tomato and your onto a winning combination there!!
  • simonheadsimonhead Posts: 1,399
    PBlakeney wrote:
    Why not simply visit Ireland?

    amazing sandwiches
    Life isnt like a box of chocolates, its like a bag of pic n mix.
  • simonheadsimonhead Posts: 1,399
    snowley wrote:
    Brie and Ham in a huge french baguette.

    Maybe throw in a cheeky tomato and your onto a winning combination there!!

    All about the cornichons or celeriac remoulade
    Life isnt like a box of chocolates, its like a bag of pic n mix.
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    So you went to France to eat sandwiches from a supermarket and eat fish and chips / drink Guinness in an 'Irish' pub :roll:

    :lol:
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • southdownswolfsouthdownswolf Posts: 1,514
    Baguette and ham all the way for me, each morning from the shop on the campsite. If I must go to a supermarket in France, then it would normally be one of the German chains as they are much cheaper and even their cheap food is better quality than in the Tesco etc.
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    edited June 2014
    Any viande en eau?

    As an aside, this easily wins the Thread Title Of The Year competition. Chapeau, that man.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • simonheadsimonhead Posts: 1,399
    On the chips note, you will find that most places don't really do chips, they are the American style and a poor relation to a good British chip, i have never had a truly great chip in France so please clarify if you are talking fries or chips?
    Life isnt like a box of chocolates, its like a bag of pic n mix.
  • willhubwillhub Posts: 821
    Both, fries and some places had DAMN PROPER CHIPS!
  • simonheadsimonhead Posts: 1,399
    willhub wrote:
    Both, fries and some places had DAMN PROPER CHIPS!

    Awesome, share these places for the good of mankind so that your fellow BBers never have to put up with anemic pommes frites again.
    Life isnt like a box of chocolates, its like a bag of pic n mix.
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,748
    McD's?
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    arran77 wrote:
    So you went to France to eat sandwiches from a supermarket and eat fish and chips / drink Guinness in an 'Irish' pub :roll:

    :lol:

    It's Willhub, this is a culinary step up :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Pure and utter comedy genius. Perhaps one of the finest of all time?

    viewtopic.php?f=30005&t=12801135
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    A sandwich in france is a filled baguette and quite delicious from the right boulangerie. I think they try to cater for the plebs across la manche but probably not very successfully. Jambon et brie is the way to go
  • gethincerigethinceri Posts: 1,188
    I've never had a good meal in a restaurant in France. I don't think i've ever bought a sandwich there, either.
    For a country that has the reputation as the centre of cuisine I have been disappointed.
  • verylonglegsverylonglegs Posts: 3,640
    Never thought I'd hear or read anyone describe food from Tesco as awesome. Guess it really is grim up north.
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    Never thought I'd hear or read anyone describe food from Tesco as awesome. Guess it really is grim up north.

    Don't confuse Willhub with anyone else from the North. He could have come from anywhere!
    Gethinceri wrote:
    I've never had a good meal in a restaurant in France. I don't think i've ever bought a sandwich there, either.

    Quite some achievement. I don't think I've ever had a bad meal in a restaurant in France.
    Faster than a tent.......
  • pblakeneypblakeney Posts: 16,748
    Rolf F wrote:
    Never thought I'd hear or read anyone describe food from Tesco as awesome. Guess it really is grim up north.

    Don't confuse Willhub with anyone else from the North. He could have come from anywhere!
    Doesn't he originate from London and moved to Manchester to go to University?
    The above may be fact, or fiction, I may be serious, I may be jesting.
    I am not sure. You have no chance.
    Veronese68 wrote:
    PB is the most sensible person on here.
  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    Me not had a bad meal in france either. At lunchtime go where the vans and the lorries are for a superb meal for next to nothing, probably a relais routier.

    In the evening have a recce to see where the locals are eating. Unlike the brits they aint stoopid...
  • paullearypaulleary Posts: 35
    what about a baguette , pate de campagne and cornichons ! nom nom nom
  • BelgianBeerGeekBelgianBeerGeek Posts: 5,226
    Gethinceri wrote:
    I've never had a good meal in a restaurant in France. I don't think i've ever bought a sandwich there, either.
    For a country that has the reputation as the centre of cuisine I have been disappointed.
    Best way to eat well in France is go to an Italian restaurant. :P
    Ecrasez l’infame
  • crispybug2crispybug2 Posts: 2,915
    If in a reasonably big town in France, eat at the local railway station (counter intuitive I know!) they have always been, in my experience, excellent places to eat and tremendous value.
  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,686
    crispybug2 wrote:
    If in a reasonably big town in France, eat at the local railway station (counter intuitive I know!) they have always been, in my experience, excellent places to eat and tremendous value.

    If in Le Havre, ignore crispybug's advice.
  • willhubwillhub Posts: 821
    johnfinch wrote:
    crispybug2 wrote:
    If in a reasonably big town in France, eat at the local railway station (counter intuitive I know!) they have always been, in my experience, excellent places to eat and tremendous value.

    If in Le Havre, ignore crispybug's advice.

    Most of the places looked like censored holes with nice little bits in between, Le Harve looked like absoloute censored . That's were we got a maccie d's from and got lost on the roads.
  • finchyfinchy Posts: 6,686
    Le Havre is, indeed, a censored hole. I'm still sure you could have done better than a McDonalds though...
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