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The changing face of French lunchtimes

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“When the weather’s good, people tend to grab a sandwich and eat outdoors,” laments Otis Lebert, the owner and chef of Le Taxi Jaune in the trendy Marais district of central Paris.

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The change is partly because French workers’ lunch breaks have Canada Goose sale been drastically shortened. A recent survey found that the Canada Goose Parka average is now 22 minutes, Canada Goose Online compared to an hour and a half 20 years ago.

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In pictures: Lunchtime in France

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official canada goose outlet “These days, the notion that the French sit down to three course lunches is a myth”, says Mr Pinay Rabaroust. canadian goose jacket “The reality is quite different. Less than 15% of meals served in France follow the traditional model of three courses which was honoured by Unesco.” official canada goose outlet

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The decision followed intense lobbying. President Nicolas Sarkozy was certainly reflecting public opinion here when he declared, two years earlier, that French cuisine was the best in the world and should be recognised by Unesco.

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“Almost all my customers are regulars,” Mr Lebert says. “It costs them a few euros more than a sandwich and a drink, but then they don’t start canada goose factory sale snacking at five o’clock because the sandwich hasn’t really satisfied them.”

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The title is only awarded after repeated inspections. It was created in 2007 to enable people to distinguish between restaurants which buy ready prepared ingredients and those which observe traditional gastronomic standards.

It was introduced because many restaurants in Paris now use processed or frozen ingredients instead of cooking from scratch. Many believe this is also contributing to Canada Goose Jackets the decline of the local restaurant and the rise of the sandwich.

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