France vs Hydration, drunk tourists, Olympics news & more
when i first moved to france i was looked at askance for setting water glasses onto the dinner table. it almost feels like hydration is a personal matter, like how saying "bon appetit" before a meal is uncouth because you're reminding your guests of their future digestion.
I am SO annoyed about the upcoming Napoleon film and think everyone who watches it should see this year's Chevalier first-- a wonderful biopic about someone who has actually been overlooked by history (thanks in part to Napoleon)! If you do a podcast episode about it, Dr. Olivette Otele might be an interseting historian to speak to.
Carrying around water bottles is definitely an American thing and competitive, but I blame the French for starting the natural spring water obsession. Will never forget the ads for one of the brands “Il faut éliminer!”
Another great newsletter! Sorry about your back but happy about your toilet 🤣
“People can try to ban books and music, but they can’t ban eating or conversation. Food is art, food is political
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