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    I know the French bang on about their baguettes and other pastry produce, but has anyone ever actually had a decent French Roll ? (cue jokes about mademoiselles and haylofts)

    I had one many years ago in a service station in France and it was dire.

    I dipped it in to my bowl of breakfast chocolate and stunningly that made it even worse.

    Note : I did not lick the bowl afterwards and put it back. I'm not that sort of laddie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Board Game Geek View Post
    I know the French bang on about their baguettes and other pastry produce, but has anyone ever actually had a decent French Roll ? (cue jokes about mademoiselles and haylofts)

    I had one many years ago in a service station in France and it was dire.

    I dipped it in to my bowl of breakfast chocolate and stunningly that made it even worse.

    Note : I did not lick the bowl afterwards and put it back. I'm not that sort of laddie.
    It was possibly not a Michelin 3* service station?

    In France we usually buy food from butchers, bakers or grocers, not service stations, local kebabs or over the phone.
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    On my last gig I worked with a consultant from Paris. Every Monday morning he would bring in fresh(ish) bakery produce from Paris (via Eurostar).

    Very nice indeed.

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    LRB posted : It was possibly not a Michelin 3* service station?
    I dunno. I was 14 at the time and on a school trip. We pulled in along with tons of other coaches.

    I do remember buying a giant Kinder Egg, which where not available in the UK at the time. It had a colossal "build your own mechanical toy".

    I think it was a time machine or something.

    I gave it to one of the other kids* in return for a pork pie.

    * possibly threaded ?
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    Ooops...previous post went a bit wobbly when posting in IE 8.

    LRB posted : It was possibly not a Michelin 3* service station?
    I dunno. I was 14 at the time and on a school trip. We pulled in along with tons of other coaches.

    I do remember buying a giant Kinder Egg, which where not available in the UK at the time. It had a colossal "build your own mechanical toy".

    I think it was a time machine or something.

    (That was the days when Kinder toys were actually really good and inventive. All you get nowadays are stupid football cartoon models that don't actually do anything. Bit like the real thing, really)

    I gave it to one of the other kids* in return for a pork pie.

    * possibly threaded ?

    Oh blast..I've gone off topic...sorry.

    Back to topic...I was led to believe that all French eating places were the epitome of food chic and taste. Not the service stations, obviously.
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    Ham and cheese is the agreed standard Trans-Euro sandwich, any deviation is frowned upon by the EU stasi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerjedi View Post
    Ham and cheese is the agreed standard Trans-Euro sandwich, any deviation is frowned upon by the EU stasi.
    The perfect buffet sarni. (I.e., meat and no bloody salad)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerjedi View Post
    Ham and cheese is the agreed standard Trans-Euro sandwich, any deviation is frowned upon by the EU stasi.

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    That's not entirely fair. Usually you have a choice of jambon et fromage, or fromage et jambon.
    Will work inside IR35. Or for food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VectraMan View Post
    That's not entirely fair. Usually you have a choice of jambon et fromage, or fromage et jambon.
    Gotta be better than the London Underground's standard jammedon et frottage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardCranium View Post
    Gotta be better than the London Underground's standard jammedon et frottage.
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