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Give me Paris
Cabaret Moulin Rouge,

On the lost streets
light of lanterns ...
And in the cafe of Saint Louis
romantic dinner
On which me
you will call yours.
Tatyana Vorontsova. Give me Paris


Europe from the bus window (2019). So, we have We continue the story of the impressions of the bus trip across Europe and back home to Russia. These notes do not claim to be “scientific in nature” (God forbid!), Some deep conclusions are my personal perception of what I saw, touched and ... ate. That is our banal life with you. And many readers liked this approach, although someone found in the materials of the cycle both "worship of the West" and the imposition of Western values ​​on us (God forbid!), In a word, "work for them." It’s good that at least this time they didn’t call a spy, because in the past this happened more than once. But here all claims to the Penza FSB. A spy sits right under their noses, but at least henna - they take no measures. So I will take advantage of the freedom given to me so far and continue my story.


A lot of tourists - a lot of food! It’s just incomprehensible to the mind how much all these people eat in just one day. And after all, no one eats stale bread and potatoes! That is why we are so acute in the problem of nutrition. Tasty, varied, healthy, and even cheap! Well, where, under these slogans, pick up all the people’s products?


And once again I want to start with this. Some readers expressed their comments in the sense that “galloping across Europe” is not enough to see, you need to live ... To live in the outback, ride a rented car. But here, as always, and as in everything, there are pros and cons. There is no Louvre in the hinterland, and besides, no one will also call you to his house there and will not reveal your soul in conversation. But if you have a sharp, trained eye of a journalist, and I have been engaged in journalism since the 1977 of the year, then you can see a lot of things in a very short time and compare this with what I saw in other places. And in this case, the speed of movement turns into a plus. Yes, and there is no need to particularly worry about anything, in particular, about an overnight stay. The bus will always bring you where you need, and there is a hot bath, dinner and soft bed. All this helps to take a break from the road, which is very important in order to keep everything in good memory.


But this is another difference between the local life and ours, which immediately catches the eye, and to understand which, living there is not necessary. Well, who guesses right away?


So today there will be many comparisons, most of which will be in our favor. And to start comparing, I think it will be best ... with food. “Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are!” I don’t know who said it, but it is said very true. And here is the first observation: the "buffet" in hotels in Europe since the 2013 of the year have become more "rational", I would say so. That is, the assortment has been reduced, although for breakfast usually everything you need is there. But before there was more variety. However, the remark is not absolute. A couple of times we ended up in hotels - in Germany and Hungary, where as if nothing had changed. A varied and rich breakfast menu and everything is very tasty. The menu of restaurants in the hotels where we stayed for a week by the sea was, of course, richer - in the morning and in the evening. However, now, perhaps, it will be more interesting to tell not about these same restaurants, but about the famous Parisian cafes. Our poetess even wrote poems about them ... I can’t say anything about Saint-Louis, but it was like this with us: on the morning of July 14 (+ 19, a strong cold wind, airplanes roar in the sky over a military parade) to the Cluny Museum. This is in the Latin Quarter, not far from the metro, but you have to look. We froze, hungry, and then saw the sign "Cafe" Paul ". As it turned out, only later, it belonged to the network of the best cafes of this type in Paris, and, moreover, we got to the very first cafe with that name, opened at the end of the 19th century. They gave us the freshest hot croissants and coffee, that is, our wife, granddaughter and I, ate, appreciated how big, fresh and tasty they are, the taste of coffee, the interior ... “Paris Zola”, but went downstairs, looked at the window and we were amazed a rather meager assortment inside.


Here, by the way, is a funny picture, though enlarged, but from a real photo. “What is he so stuck in it? He wants to eat right away! ”


We went down the street, and what turned out? Here’s one cafe, here’s another ... On the window are several vases with squalid round multi-colored cookies, a couple of equally squalid cakes and that’s it! All! And where are the famous Parisian pastries, one asks? Where are they?! At first I thought ... the area is not the same. But then we got to the restaurant of the Museum of the Army and ... there was a lot of food, but there were no cakes at all. In a word, it was a bummer!


Showcase of one of the Parisian cafe-confectionery. Not impressive. We have a lot better!


But, on the other hand, I immediately remembered my hometown Penza, where it’s better not to go into the cafes at large stores and small cafes at private bakeries. Cakes of dozens (!) Varieties: with pistachios, peanuts, raspberries, cream, "straws", meringues, potato cakes of all kinds, although - yes, there are also colorful round cookies. And also pies. With blackberries, cottage cheese, blueberries, currants, cherries, it’s clear that with cabbage, eggs, fish, meat ... Lord, why not there. I went to the Shokoladnitsa store (there’s a cafe there): “By the tanker's day, make me a cake in the form tank? " Answer: “Of course. Here is the album - choose. And in the form of a tank, and in the form of a typewriter, and in the form of a computer ... ”I almost collapsed.


Croissants and coffee at Cafe Paul



Photo from the cafe wall. So it and his staff were at the beginning of the century



And these are the 20 years. How much has changed


I remember that this was not the case in Penza before, and I remember exactly the year when it was not: 2005. Because that year I was retraining in Kazan at Kazan University. Tupolev, and I was struck by the abundance of all kinds of pastries, moreover, with heat, in the shops there. I remember that from every trip home for the weekend, I brought some local cake. And all sorts of ichpechmaki there with a mug of broth ... it was the food on duty. “Eh, here in Kazan,” I told my colleagues, “we would like that!” And now the time has passed and now we are no worse than in Kazan. I think that such a situation today in our other cities. And I think that if our cafe was to have some Frenchman or an Englishman ... a blow would simply happen to them: so much yummy and one belly!


Still, the "buffet" is a bit not for us, the Russians. You need to see what portions of everything that is possible, some people impose on themselves. Literally hold the food with his chin. And if there is a watermelon or a melon in the menu, then they will definitely take both! Although it seems to me that this for breakfast plus coffee is enough!



But this is more than enough for dinner


True, this also has its drawbacks. We caught up, we caught up - first of all, our women, the West in excess weight. 62% of our women, alas, today suffer from more weight than they should. The fact that in the USA and in other countries is the same is bad comfort. So what can be "there" a modest menu in a cafe - is this just a manifestation of concern for ... "weak in spirit"? Those who, looking at different goodies, simply can not eat them? In England, for example, the London Underground was banned from advertising strawberries with cream, a traditional treat at the Wimbledon tennis tournament. Do you know why? Harmful, it turns out!


"English breakfast", ordered at the "English Cafe" (the owner is the mother and daughter of an Englishwoman) in the Spanish town of Lloret de Mar. Well, no fried potatoes!


So this is a reason for joy to all those who believe that I play down the achievements of our country. We have surpassed the West in food many, many times. We have the best selection of pastries, pastries and cakes, and perhaps they are even tastier here than there, although not everywhere. But in private bakeries - no doubt. They achieved, outdid, caught up and surpassed. Gip-gip, cheers!


In different places, like ours, there is its own kitchen and its own dishes. In the castle of Carcassonne, for example, in the south of France, you should not only examine the fortress and the Traknavel castle, visit the Museum of Torture (not for children and women!) And climb the walls, but also try their local roe dish - several kinds of stew with beans. That's how it is served in the restaurant “At the Little Well”.



"At a small well" in the fresh air ...


By the way, there are a lot of restaurants in Carcassonne and roe deer served in each. But ... do not rush into the first street on the most crowded. He will be the most crowded, and you have to wait a long time. But it’s worth a little walk, and you will certainly find a small street (in Carcassonne one street is smaller than another) and there is a restaurant where the roe deer will be no worse than in the big one, with incomparably faster service. You’ll sit at the medieval well, look at the castle towers, eat deliciously, drink deliciously and think about the centuries that swept over the stones surrounding you.

But maybe there are better shops? Well ... I won’t say much for the shops. Moreover, in our, Penza, almost never happen. A daughter walks around, visits the most expensive and fashionable boutiques, tries on everything there, picks up for herself, her daughter, me, my wife all that is needed ... - and then orders all this on the Internet. However, both the wife and the granddaughter also know all this, and they are actively using the achievements of modern civilization. All orders come ... to the office near the house, we go, try on everything sent, and if it suits, we buy, but not - it all goes right back at the expense of the company! The price difference is this: in a boutique some kind of rag costs 3500 p. Here with delivery - 860 p. There are 12000 boots - here ... 1200! Therefore, the meaning of "shopping" I just do not see. But the food shops here and there I know well - while you live in Cyprus for a week or two, then in Croatia, then in Spain ... then you spend three days in Paris - you will unwittingly get used to them.


The problem of the Europeans themselves, and now also of many Russians, is that they have money, but there is clearly not enough culture and no one to borrow from. Therefore, they are guzzling (you can’t say otherwise!) In three throats and the owners of the “catering department” indulge this - they impose such portions to you. Now imagine a salad, soup, dessert ... and Coke. So if you have children, you can safely take food only for adults and just ask to bring you a couple of clean plates, where you just put them away from you


Of course, our chain stores Magnit and Pyaterochka are frankly poor, although they basically have everything they need. I found the Spar store in Croatia, the impression was that I never left Russia at all. The only difference is that they had a machine for cutting cheese and sausages. In 2013, in Spain, in the town of Malgrad de Mar in the “Supermarket” on the working outskirts, the freshest seafood was struck - live crabs lying on ice, claws tied with elastic bands, shrimps stirring their mustaches, oysters ... By the way, the very next day these crustaceans flew into the trash can. And then it was in my wonder.


And here are the results of such nutrition: photo in Berlin



And again the photo in Berlin ...


But recently I went to our Metro store: there live Kamchatka crabs swim in a tank, a live spiny lobster sits in the aquarium with claws from my hand, and there are live crayfish in the Crossroads and in other stores, you won’t remember everything . Like king prawns ... It is clear that this food is not for every day. And the price of lobster was also - oh, oh! However ... he was, and if desired, it could well be bought by anyone who would have struck such a whim in the head!


And a photo in Paris. True, a woman from India is on it. But obviously not a slender palm and not a cypress


Jamon Yes, in Spain you will not go to any butcher's shop - everywhere there are jamon, jamon, jamon. But ... there was jamon in Metro too! That is, sanctions are sanctions, and jamon is jamon. And the same thing happened with "blue cheese." And the paste was from a bear’s meat with lingonberries, by the way, of our Russian production, and much more in the same vein. And even it seems to be a rarity: the Spanish pickled green hot jalapeno pepper was also there. I went to the Internet - in Penza it is already offered by 44 store. 244 ruble kilogram! Food from a heart attack! I recommend!


Jamon for every taste!


So, a grocery store in Paris near the Montparnasse tower. Two floors. A large selection of grape wines, but it would be strange if it were not in France. A very pleasant cheese department, led by its “cheesecake” - the tenant of the area, the owner of production. There are all kinds of cheeses! The smell is appropriate! Gives everyone a taste of their cheeses. Proud of quality. Naturally, we let ourselves be persuaded to buy his cheeses and were not disappointed. But in the same Penza Metro, the choice of cheeses ... well, only a little less, and they are not so sophisticated. We do not yet have the tradition of having our own cheese mills. But in principle, everything is there. But we have a tradition of smoking meat at home and already have our own masters who have their own smokehouses. Young guys are sick for quality. If you make them an order, they will always be executed in the best possible way. So here we are no worse!

Spain, Lloret de Mar, a resort town by the sea, and there is a large grocery store chain "Caprabo". Two floors. A huge department of local wines. Cognac and whiskey - everything is like ours, even we have a richer choice. Yesterday's bread lies separately, and it is half the price, which is convenient. The baking department ... far from ours. Less varied yogurts and mineral water. But more vegetables. By the way, the choice of vegetables and fruits is greater in France. But if we don’t have something, then this is not critical, and it doesn’t strike the eye. Prices ... are almost the same as ours, except for avocado prices. In Penza, the average price of avocados is 500 p. per kilogram. In Paris, in the Fix Price store (where there were exactly the same fried chickens as ours, and in exactly the same oven, and in exactly the same packaging!) A kilogram of avocado cost exactly ... one euro! Well, it’s clear that “for a snack” we only ate them, having bought another bottle of soy sauce, the exact same one that is sold here! That is, by avocado we, yes, are lagging behind so far, although this “thing” is very useful for health and skin ... and in general. But ... this is again not critical! This is not Russian food. So, in principle, the price of it for 90% of Russians is not important at all.


Another defamatory picture: a street musician on a museum island in Berlin. In Penza, for some reason, such people most often play in the tunnel between the railway station and the bus station. All of them are clear victims of the exploitation of man by man! Or is it a state of mind?


True, a lot of table greens are sold, ranging from arugula to mint. Arugula is good with cottage cheese, and chic pesto sauce is prepared with mint. But ... I went to our city market, and there it all is, and in abundance. That is, for those who do not have a summer residence, now on the market you can buy everything the same as in France.

And again, it is clear that “not everyone can”, that “the regime brought” that ... in the USSR it was better. But here someone likes what, and who sees what, both his own and his life. But the fact that our grocery stores and cafes are no worse, and in some ways even better than foreign ones, is undoubted!

To be continued ...
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  1. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 29 September 2019 05: 28
    +13
    As a Russian person, I am not at all interested in the questions of "grub" on the tables of French production. I am interested in the mores and customs of the population of different countries. It is especially curious how and why they relate exactly to different life problems. And our country is full of this "oversaturated good". And if you wish, you can look at it not from the bus window, but just like that - live, when you visit the same "Lenta" or "Metro" ...
    hi
    1. Boris55
      Boris55 29 September 2019 08: 37
      +19
      Quote: ROSS 42
      As a Russian person, I am not at all interested in the questions of "grub" on the tables of French production.

      This chemistry, in a beautiful package and 1000 varieties of all shit, already got drunk on the most I can not. And here is our healthy food and all for 50 cop:


      ps
      Shpakovsky again campaigning for a Western lifestyle.
      1. WIKI
        WIKI 29 September 2019 13: 51
        +11
        Quote: Boris55
        Shpakovsky again campaigning for a Western lifestyle.

        Agitate do not agitate, and the numbers do not want to agree with the author of the article. Meat consumption in Germany 88, France 87, Russia 69 kg per person. A lot of pies, does not mean that they are with meat.
        1. neri73-r
          neri73-r 30 September 2019 13: 37
          +2
          Jamon for every taste!

          In my childhood, 70-80 of the year, such a jamon in every self-respecting Russian hut hung in gauze by the stove. And the father, being in the parental house in the village, did not sit down to dinner without cutting off a small piece of meat from him. hi
          1. WIKI
            WIKI 30 September 2019 15: 08
            +2
            The values ​​in life have simply changed, which under capitalism strongly influence the preferences of a person who needs a lot and right now, but what would have to sound (like nuggets). My grandfather and father said: "You cannot saturate your eye with sight, your ass with nonsense, and a person with wealth."
  2. aybolyt678
    aybolyt678 29 September 2019 06: 05
    +18
    And again, it is clear that “not everyone can”, that “the regime brought” that ... in the USSR it was better. But here someone likes what, and who sees what, both his own and his life. But the fact that our grocery stores and cafes are no worse, and in some ways even better than foreign ones, is undoubted!

    Of course, from the point of view of a jamon consumer, now in Russia it is better than in the USSR. But from the position of a citizen? ..... pensioner? justice has become a deficit, there is no confidence in the future.
    In general, I read the article very "tasty" with pleasure.
    1. Fan-fan
      Fan-fan 29 September 2019 09: 21
      +18
      Also noticed how the author kicked the USSR. But I want to say something else, but now the choice is huge, there are a lot of products, but who can guarantee that it is not all in palm oil. Why, when buying something, the packaging is full of some notation: E412, E410, E322, why I drank milk bought in the USSR with pleasure, but now no, why canned food: carcass, sprat and others were edible in the USSR, and aren’t edible in Russia? And why be proud of the fact that we are equal in Europe with the quality of food, the fact that people feed shit with palm kernel fats there and here?
      I think that the governments of all countries eat differently, since they know exactly what they feed the people.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 29 September 2019 09: 50
        +7
        Quote: Fan-Fan
        I think that the governments of all countries eat differently, since they know exactly what they feed the people.

        And they don’t eat like that. You need to rent a car and drive to another France, Germany, Sweden. Away from the tourist routes. Go to a vineyard in France, try fried sausages in Romania, and this gastronomic opus is mainly for tourists
      2. Kenxnumx
        Kenxnumx 29 September 2019 18: 20
        +2
        Are you sure that the USSR did not use food additives? Let's say according to the guest GOST 117-41 for Soviet ice cream, the agar-agar thickener was used, now E406. Most E- used to just be called differently. And milk was tastier because you were younger. And now, by virtue of age, milk is not very possible for you
        1. neri73-r
          neri73-r 30 September 2019 15: 15
          +2
          Quote: Ken71
          Are you sure that the USSR did not use food additives? Let's say according to the guest GOST 117-41 for Soviet ice cream, the agar-agar thickener was used, now E406. Most E- used to just be called differently. And milk was tastier because you were younger. And now, by virtue of age, milk is not very possible for you

          Do not la la, you compare NOT comparable, you better compare the number and frequency of use of the same E-shek, now in the USSR, as well as palm oil (you don’t need the end of 80, it’s already gone, the liberals tried).
          1. Kenxnumx
            Kenxnumx 1 October 2019 18: 18
            0
            You want to compare - compare. It is clear that chemistry has stepped forward and another thickener is used instead of harmful agar-agar. In our country, very tight control
            1. neri73-r
              neri73-r 1 October 2019 22: 21
              +1
              Quote: Ken71
              In our country, very tight control

              Which one?
    2. Ross xnumx
      Ross xnumx 29 September 2019 11: 56
      +5
      Quote: aybolyt678
      Of course, from the point of view of a jamon consumer, now in Russia it is better than in the USSR.

      I can only mention the "best" that in the store "Leroy Merlin" (for example) you can buy everything that a man of the Soviet era could not buy even for the money he earned. Huge opportunities for renovation and construction. I'm not going to tell you how I had to use a bolt in my youth to drive a nail into a reinforced concrete wall, and how the whole entrance knew about it ...
      As for domestic consumption, not all of today's products are uniquely useful. In the USSR, a domestic cat ate any sausage brought from a store. Today, a sausage bought in a store cannot seduce even a hungry cat:
      1. kalibr
        29 September 2019 12: 11
        +2
        Hungry can. If he lives in the country ...
      2. garri-lin
        garri-lin 29 September 2019 14: 43
        +4
        About the jumper pleased. Drills were allied. No problem. But it was the punchers at that time and in the West that were not widespread. The only thing that I consider to be scarce in the union is the Bulgarian.
        1. 3x3zsave
          3x3zsave 29 September 2019 16: 02
          +1
          If I am not mistaken, in 1982 Bosch produced the first "lightweight puncher", the legendary "2-24".
          1. garri-lin
            garri-lin 29 September 2019 16: 28
            +5
            Hammers were in 70 years. Both with us and with them. But at that time they were not oriented toward home use. And in the union they were also produced by scanty parties. Bosch simply caught people's interest in such a technique. Cheaper / simplified the industrial thing and threw it into the masses.
          2. Kenxnumx
            Kenxnumx 29 September 2019 19: 06
            +1
            And I have one. The beast
            1. 3x3zsave
              3x3zsave 29 September 2019 19: 37
              0
              As a professional, I prefer "Makita". However, in the SDS + segment, Bosch certainly rules.
        2. Kenxnumx
          Kenxnumx 29 September 2019 18: 21
          +2
          I still have two Soviet drills working.
          1. Town Hall
            Town Hall 29 September 2019 18: 36
            0
            You probably drill them every five years
            1. Kenxnumx
              Kenxnumx 29 September 2019 18: 47
              0
              Nifga. You can’t get dirty in my country house. Although now of course less often
              1. Town Hall
                Town Hall 29 September 2019 18: 54
                0
                I find it a little difficult to imagine the intensive use of two drills in the country for 30 years)
                1. Kenxnumx
                  Kenxnumx 29 September 2019 19: 03
                  +1
                  Well, over the past 15 years - two repairs in the city and a severe completion of the cottage. And she fell into the hands of a team of builders of cob workers for some time. And it affected her worst of all. I had to change the cartridge.
                  And the second one, on auxiliary ones. But she's over 40 years old
                2. 3x3zsave
                  3x3zsave 29 September 2019 19: 41
                  +1
                  Yes no, fine. I have had a hammer drill for 17 years, as its guest workers did not rape! Nothing, the old woman is alive.
          2. garri-lin
            garri-lin 29 September 2019 18: 37
            +1
            I do not have but I know a person who is using a 1967 drill of the year of manufacture. Only the cord is variable. All-metal, without a gram of plastic. It’s terrible to work with. Break through to the case the phase is roasted, you can know.
            1. Kenxnumx
              Kenxnumx 29 September 2019 18: 50
              +1
              BES-1. Yes, the body is metal. By the way, I did not think, but really can.
              1. garri-lin
                garri-lin 29 September 2019 19: 07
                0
                I looked in the photo. Most similar to IE 1013. Such a long one. Heavy. BES is more compact.
      3. aybolyt678
        aybolyt678 29 September 2019 18: 57
        +7
        Quote: ROSS 42
        Only the "best" is that in the store "Leroy Merlin" (for example) you can buy everything that a man of the Soviet era could not buy even with the money he earned. Huge opportunities for renovation and construction.

        we can say that this is not the merit of Leroy Merlin ... 30 years have passed. The level of technology development is off scale. I know for sure that the USSR in 1985-87. stood on the threshold of a technological breakthrough. Many industry-forming industries were laid. Did not have time to earn these enterprises. They were sold and plundered. By us.
    3. Svlad
      Svlad 5 October 2019 00: 48
      0
      The USSR has long died. What else do you need, a senile survivor? Rest in peace.
      1. yehat
        yehat 11 October 2019 15: 36
        0
        The USSR died, but the people who lived in the USSR are still alive and will live for a long time.
  3. nikvic46
    nikvic46 29 September 2019 06: 11
    +10
    Yesterday A. Mamontov watched about our use of tropical oil. It does not happen worse.
    1. Fan-fan
      Fan-fan 29 September 2019 09: 26
      +5
      Also yesterday I watched a TV program about palm oil, probably you and I were watching the same ode. Let me remind you: there they told how this fat was transported for a whole month in the heat in a tanker by sea from Indonesia to Novorossiysk, naturally the fat was sour, therefore in Russia it was sent for recycling, and then transported throughout the country.
  4. Alceers
    Alceers 29 September 2019 06: 30
    +10
    Caliber. When I blamed you in other topics for narcissism and said that there wasn’t enough descriptions of the expression on your face when you were sitting in a latrine, it was actually sarcasm. It is strange that you took this as a guide to action. Did you accidentally make a mistake on the site? How and what and who is eating it on Instagram with classmates
  5. kalibr
    29 September 2019 06: 44
    0
    Quote: Alceers
    Did you accidentally make a mistake on the site?

    What to publish is decided by the site administration. It’s strange that you don’t know this. And once the material has appeared - then so be it! Know for the future and don't ask stupid questions.
    1. Sidor Amenpodestovich
      Sidor Amenpodestovich 29 September 2019 15: 40
      +5
      Let them ask stupid questions. Then they will have less time for stupid reasoning.
      1. kalibr
        29 September 2019 15: 59
        -2
        How well you said! Can I take an epigraph?
        1. Sidor Amenpodestovich
          Sidor Amenpodestovich 1 October 2019 16: 38
          0
          Please, sir!
  6. kalibr
    29 September 2019 06: 46
    0
    Quote: nikvic46
    There is no worse.

    The competition uses a variety of techniques ...
  7. kalibr
    29 September 2019 06: 48
    -13
    Quote: aybolyt678
    justice has become a deficit, there is no confidence in the future.

    I personally don’t think so ...
  8. kalibr
    29 September 2019 06: 49
    +1
    Quote: ROSS 42
    I am interested in the customs and customs of the population of different countries.

    There will be more about that ...
  9. kalibr
    29 September 2019 06: 58
    -2
    Quote: ROSS 42
    live, when visiting the same "Lenta" or "Metro" ...

    But there will be nothing to compare! And the main thing in comprehending our world is comparative information.
  10. samarin1969
    samarin1969 29 September 2019 07: 28
    +1
    The respected author is not Zola. But it was interesting to read "The Womb of Europe" ... Well, maybe the criticism of European gastronomes was somewhat strained. To the author - "+".
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    1. kalibr
      29 September 2019 11: 24
      -2
      Sergey! Look how many comments are here and how much in the material about the rifle. In my opinion, everything is said.
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  12. Gardamir
    Gardamir 29 September 2019 08: 00
    +11
    that the “regime brought” that ... in the USSR it was better. But here someone likes what, and who sees what, both his own and his life.
    That’s exactly the trough full is great. What about conscience? A well-fed belly is deaf to justice.
    No, I am ready to support the author. But then stop writing about corruption. About koleizurengoy. Good thing. There is a monument to Kolchak the hanger, crying for the bloody Nikolai. Be consistent, put a monument to Vlasov.
    But only in the Union everyone was well-fed and healthy. And now the main thing is not to pay attention to the homeless and the poor. For grandmothers forced to trade than God sent until ten in the evening. Hrmon hamon, only now no one is safe from poverty ...
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 29 September 2019 08: 47
      -1
      Quote: Gardamir
      Hrmon hamon, only now no one is safe from poverty ...

      Yes, not insured. Well, this is the flip side of the "welfare state" ... Equalization. And the result is stagnation. And closed distributors for those who are "more equal" - killed the faith in justice ...
  13. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 29 September 2019 08: 40
    +2
    Well done, author. I confirm his observations. In Europe, it has become somehow "poorer" or something. Plus a HUGE number of "migrants" in all major cities, and only in the capitals! They behave - as masters, not even - as occupiers in a conquered country. Parisians on the Champs Elysees timidly huddle along the walls, trying to be invisible ... There was a good book "Notre Dame Mosque" ... A prophetic book, IMHO.
    1. Fan-fan
      Fan-fan 29 September 2019 09: 35
      +8
      And that we have few migrants? Was this summer in St. Petersburg with a cultural program, it was striking that all the maids in the mini-hotel from Central Asia, many hucksters on the street and barkers on excursions from there. Drivers of minibuses and taxis are also from there, even on the street I saw an ad: "We give newcomers work, housing and draw up migration documents." Don't the locals go to such a job?
      1. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 29 September 2019 10: 02
        +2
        Quote: Fan-Fan
        And that we have few migrants?

        Have you ever really had to fend off a healthy negro pusher who didn't like it that you don't hide your eyes looking behind him? And I had to remember that I am a CCM in light heavyweight boxing. Well, the police didn't see it, and they broke the cameras beforehand - they don't feel comfortable with drugs under the cameras. Do you mean this when you talk about "our migrants"? They come to work for us. And they go to Europe - for "freebies". Selling drugs is yes, this is their job ... still a harem of young women, they give birth regularly, child support ... Social housing, and they live on these benefits ...
      2. Alf
        Alf 29 September 2019 18: 45
        +2
        Quote: Fan-Fan
        Are locals not going to such a job?

        They can and go. It’s only better for the owner to take a resident of the eastern satrapies without documents and any rights, pay him pennies and throw him out at any time.
    2. Lelek
      Lelek 29 September 2019 11: 05
      +4
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      In Europe, it became somehow "poorer" ...

      hi, Eugene.
      Nope, it didn’t become poorer, or rather, it became poorer in our heads because it was “damned tolerance” (after all, the famous pork sausages in the shop window offend the spiritual feelings of the “newly minted Europeans” from the Islamic world). And how good are our cabbage soup made from fresh cabbage with the addition of sorrel or slices of Japanese quince, chicken pies or fish pies with halibut, porridge with pumpkin and vodka with a tear on the bottle .... AND? And nobody's feelings are offended and they are forced to come out with saliva. Mmmdya.

      Bon appetite!
    3. Kenxnumx
      Kenxnumx 29 September 2019 18: 06
      +5
      I was struck in Paris by an incredible number of blacks, especially in the area of ​​the central station. I even saw racism on the contrary. One night, we fell into KFC (nausea but nothing else worked - not Peter), so the whole service is white, and the audience is black only :(
  14. Million
    Million 29 September 2019 08: 54
    +7
    smile I already want to go to Penza! It’s better there than in Paris!
  15. Thunderbolt
    Thunderbolt 29 September 2019 08: 55
    +6
    Photos of dishes in the article are simply amazing, they went well under my morning macaroons! Maybe even supper an article about gastronomy for dinner? ...... otherwise I only have pasta at home, but I want to live beautifully! laughing
    1. kalibr
      29 September 2019 12: 09
      0
      For macaroni it would be good for you to make pesto sauce. Want to teach?
      1. Thunderbolt
        Thunderbolt 29 September 2019 12: 44
        +5
        Thank you, but probably not necessary ... I just asked about this sauce --- write that it is made from basil, but not simple, but "... grown in the vicinity of Genoa." Perhaps the local saleswoman of the psychiatric brigade will call my question --- "Signorina, where do you sell basil grown in the vicinity of Genoa?" ))))
        Well, seriously, your article really only aroused positive thoughts in me. And I’m on the wave, joked so much about macaroni. And I eat not only them. And of the sauces I love mustard, homemade adjika and the sharper the better.
        1. Town Hall
          Town Hall 29 September 2019 12: 57
          +1
          Quote: Thunderbolt
          . And of the sauces I love mustard, homemade adjika and the sharper the better

          All the same, it’s probably not sauces but seasonings
          1. Thunderbolt
            Thunderbolt 29 September 2019 13: 27
            +5
            Quote: Town Hall
            All the same, it’s probably not sauces but seasonings

            It is painful that they are all close and related on the dining table, so sometimes it’s not a sin to confuse. feel )))
            By the way, curious facts.
            sauce goes back to lat. salsus - salted.
            The word “adjika” is of Abkhaz origin and simply means “salt”
        2. garri-lin
          garri-lin 29 September 2019 14: 51
          +2
          And what do adjika do?
          1. Thunderbolt
            Thunderbolt 29 September 2019 15: 40
            +2
            Peppers, all kinds of herbs, some kind of spicy balls. Wife conjures above her, and I only eat. Tasty.
            1. garri-lin
              garri-lin 29 September 2019 16: 19
              +2
              Original Abkhaz adjika is a seasoning. Very hot peppers, grated in a paste with the addition of salt and spices. Both dry and fresh. Walnut allowed. It turns out insanely sharp and eating at a time the amount of size 5rom with a walnut is not realistic.
              Adjika is also sometimes called a lecho sauce. The identity of pepper and herbs, although it is sharp, but it can be. Essentially a separate dish.
  16. fif21
    fif21 29 September 2019 09: 05
    +4
    What in Russia, what in Europe, food in a catering full of guano! Pesticides, herbicides, GMOs, anabolics ...... Photo of obese people laughing And look at the background - quite normal people, and there are a lot of them! Imported food can be the same weapon as an atomic bomb crying Blue cheese! lol
    And who can explain to me - why does the human body need mold? hi
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 29 September 2019 09: 58
      -2
      There is no GMO - no one imports or plants in Russia.
      1. garri-lin
        garri-lin 29 September 2019 14: 55
        +3
        Soybean cross-pollinated. If pollen from the neighboring field where GMO grows has fallen on the fields, then the seeds will be mixed. And it flowed for many years. There is an opinion that pure soybeans do not occur in nature. Only in the storerooms.
  17. 3x3zsave
    3x3zsave 29 September 2019 09: 07
    +2
    in Penza, for some reason, such people most often play in the tunnel between the railway and the bus station
    The reason is commonplace, it does not drip and is not hot from above! There are a few motivating motives, but this one is basic.
    Thank you for the article!
    1. kalibr
      29 September 2019 11: 13
      0
      Someone to you, Anton, put a minus. But ... because you wrote everything right. Here are the people ...
      1. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 29 September 2019 12: 38
        0
        Let them, Vyacheslav Olegovich!
        "Judgments are drawn from forgotten newspapers"
  18. Igor Pa
    Igor Pa 29 September 2019 11: 08
    +3
    In the year, it seems 2009 we had breakfast in a cafe, literally a couple of meters from Notre Dame. I still have in my memories this divine taste of croissants and coffee.
  19. kalibr
    29 September 2019 11: 14
    -3
    Quote: fif21
    And who can explain to me - why does the human body need mold?

    Tasty, Alexander! And very!
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  21. kalibr
    29 September 2019 11: 22
    +1
    In my opinion, I was just campaigning for our food industry. Or do you need to emphasize the right places in the text?
    1. musketon64
      musketon64 29 September 2019 12: 41
      +2
      This and last summer, just like you, I visited several European countries with "TourTrans Voyage". Visited several European restaurants by appointment with a group and a guide. Where they will be fed to the dump, and where (in Switzerland) and go hungry for 29 euros. You wrote in the last article about smiling Polish waitresses - I somehow did not notice this behind them. They ran between tables with some kind of anxious faces, and the portions of food are not so big. Regular. And in some cafes, where we stopped on the way, you collect portions for yourself at 3 zlotys per 100 grams. Bread and soup, some kind of zurek, for a fee.
      1. kalibr
        29 September 2019 13: 48
        +3
        Sergey, but you saw the photos ... surely someone is lucky in something, but someone is not. I wrote that I never go to notebooks with a guide. They told me that it’s often what you wrote there. We always walk by ourselves and find different and tasty and interesting places. The main thing is that the bus takes you to the place, and there ... I’ll manage without a guide.
        1. musketon64
          musketon64 29 September 2019 16: 24
          +3
          I dare not mind. But note lunches have their advantages. For example, in Italy they practice at the laying of tables the so-called. decantation - pour wine into special jugs. So, when you sit down at the tables with your group, it turns out that many do not drink (and that pleases especially-- mainly young people) and all the wine goes to me. smile And in other countries, a drink is optional. If for example wine, then a glass - 100 ml; beer - 330 or 500 ml. In Italy, tips will be included in your check by default. And so he gave the money and do not bathe in search of a suitable cafe, especially when time is limited.
    2. Town Hall
      Town Hall 29 September 2019 13: 00
      +2
      Quote: kalibr
      In my opinion, I was just campaigning for our food industry

      Even too much)
      I doubt that in the bars you can really eat delicious food. This is necessary in restaurants / taverns / pizzerias / agriturisms. The bar is only breakfast
      1. 3x3zsave
        3x3zsave 29 September 2019 15: 57
        +3
        Honestly, in Barcelona I got the impression that bars are places for locals. Life in them begins after 20.00. But in the afternoon in the city it is better to eat better in a cafe for locals, much cheaper.
        1. Town Hall
          Town Hall 29 September 2019 16: 08
          +2
          A bar is a place for leisure, and not for eating in principle. Drink coffee or something stronger, flip through the newspaper, ask the bartender for the latest news from the neighborhood, etc.). Rarely in which bar they cook well. They are not profitable in principle, "complex" dishes. .economically
          1. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 29 September 2019 17: 45
            +2
            It happens in different ways. In Rhodes, he ate mainly in an institution that positioned itself as a sports bar.
            1. Town Hall
              Town Hall 29 September 2019 17: 52
              +2
              There are of course. There are bars with a kitchen and good food. But this is not their profile. The best option is to eat in terms of price / quality-small family restaurants / taverns in small towns or agritourism
              1. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 29 September 2019 18: 43
                +2
                I agree. In the same Rhodes, they found a seasonal family cafe in the center of the island. Tasty, plentiful, inexpensive. While there was a car under the ass, they dined there.
            2. Nikolai
              Nikolai 29 September 2019 19: 34
              +1
              On Rhodes was in Faleraki. Restaurant in the hotel (half board) - I have never seen anything like it, but I wanted national cuisine. The restaurant was not impressive, but I liked the local fast-food with pita, the price is 2,5 euros, it completely replaces lunch, and the excellent wine 5 euros bottle in the store.
  22. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 29 September 2019 11: 47
    +7
    I don’t like when people write, as if they are specialists in this field, but let's take a closer look
    But recently I went to our Metro store: there live Kamchatka crabs swim in a tank, a live spiny lobster sits in an aquarium with claws from my hand
    but they don’t make blunders that are not permissible, because the spiny lobster does not have a claw, but there is a lobster, then it has claws even more than a hand, there were such claws on a George bank, it is still stuffed with its parents.
    1. Undecim
      Undecim 29 September 2019 17: 39
      +2
      I do not like when people write, as if they are specialists in this field
      for the spiny lobster has no claw,

      It turns out it has.
      1. Freeman
        Freeman 29 September 2019 20: 56
        +2
        Quote: Undecim
        I do not like when people write, as if they are specialists in this field
        for the spiny lobster has no claw,

        It turns out it has.

        Zanuda mode on
        Sorry, but the search shows that in this photo -
        Hoa Creek Magnificent Purple Crayfish.
        Aquarium Freshwater Cancer - A magnificent purple cancer belongs to the genus Cherax. Cherax is the name of the species in the accepted classification, and the name Hoa Creek means Magnificent Purple Crab.

        Zanulda mode off

        But in principle, you are right - lobsters also have claws. But amid the impressive size of lobster claws, they look literally microscopic. hi
        1. Undecim
          Undecim 29 September 2019 21: 09
          0
          Sorry, I inserted the wrong picture.
          1. Freeman
            Freeman 29 September 2019 22: 03
            +2
            Quote: Undecim
            Sorry, I inserted the wrong picture.

            hi Sorry, but again "by". The photo shows cancer again Cherax destructor.

            Even if you insert this photo

            It'll still be cancer - Cherax cainii - Australian cobalt cancer, Maron. "Marron crayfish", "Australian Cobalt Blue Giant crayfish".
            Which in Australia is really called - Papuan Freshwater Spiny Lobster.

            But the Australians, they are "antipodes", they are not like people - they even "walk upside down".
            lol
            1. Undecim
              Undecim 29 September 2019 22: 25
              0
              If you already have such a dock in carcinology, then you probably know that crayfish, and lobsters, and lobsters are all a detachment of higher crayfish or decapod crustaceans.
              And the fact that the Australians walk, in your opinion, upside down, does not take away their right to give animals names. The presence of such a crustacean as the Papuan freshwater spiny lobster can you refute?
              1. Freeman
                Freeman 29 September 2019 23: 31
                +1
                Undecim Today, 22: 25
                If you are such a dock in carcinology

                Alas, I am not. It's just that your post seemed controversial and prompted "digging in the internet."
                crayfish, and lobsters, and lobsters are all a detachment of higher crayfish or decapod crustaceans.

                Another difference between lobsters and spiny lobsters, which I learned thanks to you, is that lobsters have four pairs of legs - and lobsters have five pairs.
                And the fact that the Australians walk, in your opinion, upside down, does not take away their right to give animals names. The presence of such a crustacean as the Papuan freshwater spiny lobster can you refute?

                To this I can only answer with the phrase - "Their galoshes, wherever they want, are put there" yes
                Many people here also call "rotan" (rotan-firebrand) - "goby", because at first glance, these fish hardly differ, although they are different species.
              2. tihonmarine
                tihonmarine 30 September 2019 08: 34
                +1
                Quote: Undecim
                If you already have such a dock in carcinology, then you probably know that crayfish, and lobsters, and lobsters are all a detachment of higher crayfish or decapod crustaceans.

                As well as the tiger is a representative of the feline squad. But this is a tiger, not a cat.
      2. tihonmarine
        tihonmarine 30 September 2019 08: 31
        0
        Quote: Undecim
        It turns out it has.

        This is the Atlantic lobster.
  23. kalibr
    29 September 2019 12: 08
    0
    Quote: tihonmarine
    not permissible bloopers, because the spiny lobster has no claws, but the lobster,

    Not a biologist, he still has claws or not - the main thing is sitting! You can buy from us.
  24. Mordvin 3
    Mordvin 3 29 September 2019 12: 13
    +2
    Still, the "buffet" is a bit not for us, the Russians. You need to see what portions of everything that is possible, some people impose on themselves. Literally hold the food with his chin.
    Didn’t burst?
  25. Freeman
    Freeman 29 September 2019 12: 14
    +3
    We caught up, we caught up - ... the West is overweight.

    request Alas, we have been striving for this throughout the Soviet period.
    Watch from 6: 14 to 6: 49

  26. Korsar4
    Korsar4 29 September 2019 12: 15
    +4
    In the art of food, you can reach the standards of Niro Wolfe, or you can restrict yourself to simple food in Suvorov.
  27. Old26
    Old26 29 September 2019 13: 04
    +7
    Quote: mordvin xnumx
    Still, the "buffet" is a bit not for us, the Russians. You need to see what portions of everything that is possible, some people impose on themselves. Literally hold the food with his chin.
    Didn’t burst?

    The funny thing, namesake, is that Vyacheslav just noticed about the portions. And probably not because they are hungry. But sometimes everything looks so delicious that you want to try this and that. True, for 2-3 days, the portions are already reduced to quite normal. Moreover, with "all inclusive" (in Turkey, for example) you can sit in a restaurant for several hours, periodically "picking up" products. Well, unless, of course, you don't burst laughing
    Although some dishes look attractive in appearance, they taste different from the taste.
    1. Mordvin 3
      Mordvin 3 30 September 2019 23: 57
      -2
      Quote: Old26
      with "all inclusive" (in Turkey, for example) you can sit in a restaurant for several hours, periodically "picking up" products. Well, unless, of course, you don't burst

      Somehow I read the revelation of our waitresses who worked in Turkey. Komsomol wrote. Everything that tourists are malnourished and not finished drinking is not thrown out at all, but reused. Add indigents, pour some sort of sauce and ready new servings. Then someone wrote about wine in a jug. Not sure if these are not bastards, i.e. which some leave in bottles.
  28. kalibr
    29 September 2019 13: 45
    0
    Quote: Korsar4
    simple food for Suvorov limited.

    In my opinion, this is masochism.
    1. Korsar4
      Korsar4 29 September 2019 13: 55
      +4
      No. Prioritization
      1. Town Hall
        Town Hall 29 September 2019 15: 52
        +2
        Quote: Korsar4
        No. Prioritization

        And what is the priority in disgusting food?
        1. Korsar4
          Korsar4 29 September 2019 16: 40
          +3
          Low dependence on luxury.

          The anecdote about Potemkin and Suvorov did not appear by chance.
          1. Town Hall
            Town Hall 29 September 2019 16: 41
            +2
            The car is not a luxury but a means of transportation. Good food is also
            1. Korsar4
              Korsar4 29 September 2019 17: 44
              +3
              “I need a little sugar over the frog - I won’t take it in my mouth” (c).
              1. Town Hall
                Town Hall 29 September 2019 17: 49
                +3
                Between frogs and pearl barley, 16 fraction is a very wide range of good food)
                1. Korsar4
                  Korsar4 29 September 2019 18: 03
                  +2
                  "A Fedot Sagittarius
                  I ate pickled cucumber ”(c).
          2. 3x3zsave
            3x3zsave 29 September 2019 17: 28
            +3
            "You know my modest requirements, Watson: a piece of bread, a clean collar - what else do I need?" (from)
            1. Korsar4
              Korsar4 29 September 2019 17: 40
              +2
              From “The Moon and a Penny”: “A good thing is a good lunch.”
              1. 3x3zsave
                3x3zsave 29 September 2019 17: 54
                +3
                From The Witcher
                "They eat a roe deer. And why did we eat - a marmot! What about a marmot? A rat, and nothing more! Significant that we ate? A rat !!!"
                1. Korsar4
                  Korsar4 29 September 2019 18: 06
                  +2
                  “At the expense of the establishment! - exclaimed Dostable, stunned two sausages, put them in buns ”(c).
                  1. 3x3zsave
                    3x3zsave 29 September 2019 18: 28
                    +3
                    "-If pigs had eight legs, I would love them even more" (c)
                    1. Korsar4
                      Korsar4 29 September 2019 18: 42
                      +2
                      "There neighbors have meat in cabbage soup,
                      The whole village has a crunch in the cartilage "(c).
                      1. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 29 September 2019 18: 59
                        +2
                        "And in Vilaribo they still wash the dishes" (c)
                      2. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 29 September 2019 19: 07
                        +2
                        "And then I stopped drinking because I was tired,
                        He began to smash the noble crystal on the floor "(c).
                      3. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 29 September 2019 19: 51
                        +2
                        "And besides the massacre, no miracles." (C)
                      4. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 29 September 2019 19: 57
                        +2
                        "This weirdo will do everything wrong,
                        And his fire will rise to heaven "(c).
                      5. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 29 September 2019 20: 09
                        +2
                        "Why did you squint, or not happy?
                        You yourself indulged the fire!
                        Hey tit birds, bullfinches and crossbills,
                        Start your morning morning! "(C)
                      6. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 29 September 2019 20: 11
                        +2
                        "Not in time for morning:
                        It hurts early to hang up "(c).
                      7. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 29 September 2019 20: 28
                        +2
                        "Don't rush to bury us,
                        And we still have things to do here,
                        We have children at home
                        And I just wanted to live. "(C)
                      8. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 29 September 2019 21: 28
                        +2
                        "Like a swarm of locusts
                        Trumpets are blowing into the pipes "(c).
                      9. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 29 September 2019 22: 08
                        +1
                        "Karl was a kind guy and a pure heart,
                        Karl was a musician, Karl was a clarinet player,
                        With a breath of air, a breath of sounds
                        He lived and walked with an open mind
                        If the tribe has little flame
                        Karl was one of the few who is fiery,
                        He loved his job, believing that this makes everyone happy. "(C)
                      10. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 29 September 2019 22: 19
                        +1
                        "A lonely guitarist with kind Handel for a couple
                        Raises this little tavern to heaven "(c).
                      11. 3x3zsave
                        3x3zsave 29 September 2019 22: 38
                        +1
                        "This is an unscheduled concert in the kitchen,
                        This is recharging our batteries,
                        This is a way not to go crazy and not swell,
                        To make it more fun for you and me! "(C)
                      12. Korsar4
                        Korsar4 30 September 2019 06: 02
                        +1
                        "Where is my dear
                        And a teapot with a whistle "(c).
  29. kalibr
    29 September 2019 13: 54
    0
    Quote: Thunderbolt
    "... grown in the vicinity of Genoa."

    Put on this garden plant! My basil grows in the garden and he did not get worse from this. Mint is also there. Three tablespoons of olive oil. Now we have it. Still need hard cheese (they have parmesan, but I manage our own) and zucchini without skin and seeds. 10 minutes of cooking and you lick your fingers.
  30. Undecim
    Undecim 29 September 2019 15: 58
    +6
    And once again I want to start with this. Some readers expressed their comments in the sense that “galloping across Europe” is not enough to see, you need to live ... To live in the outback, ride a rented car. But here, as always, and as in everything, there are pros and cons. There is no Louvre in the hinterland, and besides, no one will also call you to his house there and will not reveal your soul in conversation. But if you have a sharp, trained eye of a journalist, and I have been engaged in journalism since the 1977 of the year, then you can see a lot of things in a very short time and compare this with what I saw in other places. And in this case, the speed of movement turns into a plus. Yes, and there is no need to particularly worry about anything, in particular, about an overnight stay. The bus will always bring you where you need, and there is a hot bath, dinner and soft bed. All this helps to take a break from the road, which is very important in order to keep everything in good memory.
    And yet, Vyacheslav Olegovich, your keen eye let you down, and the impressions of the Parisian pastry shops show that those who criticize the "bus tours" are right.
    Let's start with the fourth from the beginning of the photo: "Showcase of one of the Parisian pastry shops. Not impressive. We have a lot better!" This is an Italian pastry shop. The Flego brothers from Verona. Confectioners are famous, but not Parisian. In Verona, their candy store is much cooler.
    Another point that you do not recognize from the bus because of what arises: "On the other hand, on the other hand, I immediately remembered my native Penza, where it is better not to go to cafes at large stores and small cafes at private bakeries at all. There are dozens (!) Varieties of cakes: with pistachios, peanuts, raspberries, cream," tubes ", air meringues, cakes "potatoes" of all kinds, although - yes, there are also multi-colored round cookies. And also pies. With blackberries, cottage cheese, blueberries, currants, cherries, it is clear that with cabbage, eggs, fish, meat ... Lord, why just not there. I went to the Shokoladnitsa store (there is a cafe): "Will you make me a cake in the shape of a tank by the day of the tankman?" Answer: "Of course. Here is an album - choose. And in the form of a tank, and in the form of a typewriter, and in the form of a computer ..." I almost collapsed."
    If in France (and Belgium) a Pâtisserie (confectionery) is written on a sign, this means that a pâtissier maître is working there, that is, a graduate who has undergone lengthy training and passed a very serious exam.
    Therefore, in French (and Parisian) pastry shops there can be no blockages from pies with different fillings, cutlets in pastry and samsa with pizza. There are other stores for this. In Parisian confectioneries you will find only cakes and sweets from a particular master confectioner of this institution, and there can not be a lot of them. Among these masters there are real world stars.

    Here, for example, Nobu Matsuhisa, the chef and owner of the restaurant empire Nobu, likes to go to the cream cakes of Odette. Did you meet him in Penza? But they will not sculpt a cake in the form of a tank here.
    1. Undecim
      Undecim 29 September 2019 16: 06
      +5
      And if you want a cup of real Parisian chocolate, go to Angelina Rivoli teahouse.
      1. Undecim
        Undecim 29 September 2019 16: 07
        +5

        Very decent interior and prices, by Parisian standards, not high. A cup of chocolate and cake can be eaten for 40 euros.
        1. Undecim
          Undecim 29 September 2019 16: 12
          +4
          Well, if you want something unique, then in Meurice, eat Le Citron Vert from Cedric Grolet.

          How much it costs, I do not know, they did not say. But the taste is very original.
          So in order to learn Paris pastry shop, you have to live there.
          As for the impoverishment of the buffets, this is not the case in Europe, but in our tour operators.
          1. kalibr
            29 September 2019 21: 20
            +3
            I drove past the "Maxim". Could go in, order champagne ... cakes ... but a bottle of 2000 is too expensive for me, as are a cup of chocolate and a cake for 40 euros. What you can afford - that's what we are talking about!
            1. Undecim
              Undecim 29 September 2019 21: 30
              +1
              Maxim's is the "coolest Parisian restaurant."

              There, whatever chair you take, someone was sitting on it like Edith Piaf or Goering.
              There is nothing to do with forty euros, except for a glass of water from a tap.
              And I meant the dining room at the Meurice hotel. There, pastry chef Cedric Grolet pampers with exotic visitors.
        2. Town Hall
          Town Hall 29 September 2019 16: 13
          +3
          Exclusive-worth it. You pay for the place and name, not for chocolate and cake)
          1. Undecim
            Undecim 29 September 2019 16: 31
            +3
            In France, if "confectionery", then "exclusive". And yes, the name must be earned. Someone has been trying for decades, some, like L'Éclair de Génie, have become stars with their eclairs in just five years.
            1. Town Hall
              Town Hall 29 September 2019 16: 36
              +3
              In Italy Pasticceria is the same. They only cook it for takeaway. No bars)
              1. Undecim
                Undecim 29 September 2019 16: 45
                +3
                French pastry shops, even the famous ones, also not all acquire cafes.
                For example, at LeNôtre near Place de la Bastille. Therefore, the embankment of the Canal Saint-Martin is always filled with chewing people. And the prices are very affordable. Eclair 4,9-6,9 €, croissant - 1,1 €, macaron cake 1,8 € per piece or 21 € - for a set of 12 pieces.
                1. Town Hall
                  Town Hall 29 September 2019 16: 50
                  +2
                  If we talk about the "average" level, and not about masterpieces from masters, then the price is around 20/25 euros per 1 kg on average
                2. Town Hall
                  Town Hall 29 September 2019 16: 54
                  +2
                  Usually bars do not have a "kitchen" for cooking cakes, croissants, etc. They buy them themselves from manufacturers at wholesale prices. Croissants are raw, frozen, and are "baked" in a simple microwave)
                  1. Undecim
                    Undecim 29 September 2019 17: 08
                    +2
                    Who goes to the bar has sweets. It's like going to a patisserie to drink beer.
                    1. Town Hall
                      Town Hall 29 September 2019 17: 10
                      +1
                      Well for breakfast cappuccino with cake). And a croissant in front of coffee is a holy thing
                      1. Undecim
                        Undecim 29 September 2019 17: 13
                        +2
                        I don’t like sweets in the morning. And I'm not a fan of coffee.
                      2. Town Hall
                        Town Hall 29 September 2019 17: 22
                        +2
                        And I'm a coffee lover. 5 / 6 pieces per day
  31. Avior
    Avior 29 September 2019 17: 54
    +3
    a couple of shots to illustrate the article

    Snails and onion soup overlooking the tower

    It’s clear that now no one is starving, in supermarkets there are enough products,
    but still it makes sense to try food in its natural habitat.
    Where are the snails, where is the borsch, and where are the pancakes with sour cream.
    Just to compare how Camembert from Camembert differs from Camembert from the nearest supermarket, and what will be so special in a fat pork shank, if you call it a boar's knee.
  32. VeteranVSSSR
    VeteranVSSSR 29 September 2019 18: 04
    -2
    Reply to the author
    - ,, ... we are needed in Paris, like in a ski bath ... ''
    V.S. Vysotsky.
  33. VeteranVSSSR
    VeteranVSSSR 29 September 2019 18: 14
    0
    Quote: Gardamir
    that the “regime brought” that ... in the USSR it was better. But here someone likes what, and who sees what, both his own and his life.
    That’s exactly the trough full is great. What about conscience? A well-fed belly is deaf to justice.
    No, I am ready to support the author. But then stop writing about corruption. About koleizurengoy. Good thing. There is a monument to Kolchak the hanger, crying for the bloody Nikolai. Be consistent, put a monument to Vlasov.
    But only in the Union everyone was well-fed and healthy. And now the main thing is not to pay attention to the homeless and the poor. For grandmothers forced to trade than God sent until ten in the evening. Hrmon hamon, only now no one is safe from poverty ...

    You know, Gardamir, I completely agree with you.
    Many people write / compare here today and yesterday.
    I would like to ask, not with you, but with a respected public, why in the old regime there were no homeless people, but BSIs? and something tells me that it’s not a zhitk
    1. Freeman
      Freeman 29 September 2019 21: 31
      +1
      VeteranVSSSR (Gennady) Today, 18: 14
      I would like to ask ... a respected public, why in the old regime there were no homeless people, but beachi?

      The word "scourge" comes from the English beach - "beach, coast." The English expression “to be on the beach” (literally “to be on the beach”) means to go broke. These people were called beachcomber - "tramp on the coast." Initially, the word beach (meaning "homeless tramp") called sailors who were left without work. In the Russian language, the initial meaning is a deserted person who takes up seasonal work (in expeditions, construction), but does not work the rest of the year. Then it got a broad meaning - a tramp. From here to flog - to lead a scourging lifestyle.
      “The Encyclopedic Dictionary of the History of Soviet Everyday Life” (2015) calls the scourge of a deserted, often drunk, unemployed and homeless person, interrupted by seasonal or casual jobs in unskilled and hard jobs and living in barracks, wagons and other casual housing. Wherein pests in the 1950-1980-s accounted for a significant part of all seasonal workers engaged in fishing, construction, and logging.
      wiki

      1. VeteranVSSSR
        VeteranVSSSR 30 September 2019 09: 21
        +1
        Former
        Intelligent
        Person.
  34. Undecim
    Undecim 29 September 2019 19: 29
    +1
    And in the cafe of Saint Louis
    romantic dinner

    Interestingly, the author of the poem had in mind - a cafe on Saint-Louis or a cafe LE CAFE ILE ST. LOUIS?
    1. kalibr
      29 September 2019 21: 26
      +2
      I am not familiar with this lady and what she meant I cannot know.
  35. wooja
    wooja 29 September 2019 20: 02
    +2
    article-- so-so ..., counting on a naive Russian man in the street ...., photos of food .... , there are experts ...., about bringing the USSR to the regime - the author is right, the regime and the USSR are not the same ..., many things in Russia are not as bad as it is generally thought ...., and Europe is not so ideal .... life and tourism do not always coincide .... it’s time for Russians to live their minds, and the author is right in this moment, the selection of western scraps also has its limits .....
  36. kalibr
    29 September 2019 21: 24
    +1
    Quote: VeteranVSSSR
    why there were no homeless people under the old regime

    No need to suffer for the homeless. You might think you are doing them in life. You really do not care about them. But you must show your prudence and virtue ... You showed them. In words!
  37. kalibr
    29 September 2019 21: 31
    +1
    Quote: Undecim
    Let's start with the fourth photo from the beginning: "A showcase of one of the Parisian café-pastry shops. Not impressive. We have much better!" This is an Italian pastry shop. The Flego brothers from Verona. The pastry chefs are famous, but not Parisian. In Verona, their pastry shop is much cooler.

    What does it matter? In general, I couldn’t upload the photo and nothing would have changed in the content!
    1. Undecim
      Undecim 29 September 2019 21: 38
      +1
      What does it matter?
      In principle, no. Just criticizing the Parisian pastry shops you have not given any photos of these pastry shops.
      1. kalibr
        29 September 2019 21: 44
        +1
        When I criticize our garbage dumps, I don’t bring their photos either ...
        1. Undecim
          Undecim 29 September 2019 21: 54
          +1
          Nevertheless, the confectionery and the garbage can are somewhat different things.
  38. kalibr
    29 September 2019 21: 39
    0
    Quote: musketone64
    it turns out that many do not drink (and that pleases especially-- mostly young people) and all the wine goes to me.

    This was the case with me in Bulgaria in 1968. At lunch and dinner, a liter bottle of "Byalo Vinny" - very tasty Riesling was put on the table. But with me and my mother were two girls-weavers. Grimaces are different ... "we don't drink, it's sour ...". "With a word, they let Dunka into Europe." Well, the whole bottle went for the two of us. That was great. And the rest ... there is always something + and -... We tried to eat this way once ... we tried and refused ...
  39. kalibr
    29 September 2019 21: 42
    +1
    Quote: Avior
    Where are the snails, where is the borsch, and where are the pancakes with sour cream.

    But I have not tried snails. But the French onion soup with his wife ate in Spain ...
    1. Avior
      Avior 29 September 2019 22: 52
      +2
      Ideally for beer. smile
      Beer, by the way, was also very good.
      Onion soup was also excellent, and generally interesting as a soup.
      Usually the wife insists that we try the most famous local dishes.
      Only, it seems, I lied - from this cafe on the Rivoli the tower is not visible - the Louvre is obscuring. smile
      In general, one and the same dish can differ appreciably in taste, and like somewhere, but not somewhere.
      I ate goulash in Austria, Germany, Hungary, and the Czech Republic, often this is an ordinary dish that is least expected.
      But the best one turned out to be the one we ate in a cafe near the Heroes' Square in Budapest, in the form of soup, which we brought in a suspended saucepan with heating.
      The one that is made in bread is thicker, and I liked it less, neither in the Czech Republic, nor in Budapest itself. Although they all say that this is also their dish, not only Hungarian.
      On the other hand, I tried the Hungarian bograch in both Hungary and Transcarpathia in Ukraine. I liked Transcarpathian more - half a soup, half-polished meat, in Hungary it was purely soup.
      But in fact, sometimes you bring with you from trips all kinds of dishes that you have never thought of before, although they are just being prepared. Like fish sandwiches - from Istanbul with baked mackerel, from Holland - with salted herring and onions in a white bun.
      hi
  40. kalibr
    30 September 2019 06: 32
    0
    Quote: Avior
    Usually the wife insists that we try the most famous local dishes.

    We are lucky with you!
  41. kalibr
    30 September 2019 06: 34
    0
    Quote: Avior
    But in fact, sometimes you bring with you from trips all kinds of dishes that you have never thought of before, although they are just being prepared. Like fish sandwiches - from Istanbul with baked mackerel, from Holland - with salted herring and onions in a white bun.

    Exactly! At home, half of the kitchen is this!
  42. kalibr
    30 September 2019 06: 37
    0
    The essence of photography is one. Strengthen the impact of the word. But here in the HISTORY QUESTIONS magazine there is no photo at all and no one was upset. Why*
  43. Radikal
    Radikal 30 September 2019 22: 49
    +1
    Quote: Fan-Fan
    Also noticed how the author kicked the USSR. But I want to say something else, but now the choice is huge, there are a lot of products, but who can guarantee that it is not all in palm oil. Why, when buying something, the packaging is full of some notation: E412, E410, E322, why I drank milk bought in the USSR with pleasure, but now no, why canned food: carcass, sprat and others were edible in the USSR, and aren’t edible in Russia? And why be proud of the fact that we are equal in Europe with the quality of food, the fact that people feed shit with palm kernel fats there and here?
    I think that the governments of all countries eat differently, since they know exactly what they feed the people.

    Today on "Zvezda", on the "Open Studio" program, the issue of palm oil was the last point of discussion. One of the main speakers was a candidate of biological sciences, if I'm not mistaken, a leading specialist of a center for a healthy lifestyle - something like that. So, it was said that the Russian Federation takes 1st place in the import of palm oil, with 80 percent of which is the so-called. technical palm oil. Data were presented that indicated that there is a massive use of this oil in the manufacture of baked goods, dairy, and a number of other products. Particular attention was paid to the fact that when heated, the oil is converted into two compounds, which are stimulants of 18 types of oncological diseases. There was a lot of interesting information, in particular, with some degree of caution, there was a hint that along with successes in defense policy, there is a problem of food security. And one participant generally stated that the use of palm oil in the manufacture of food is nothing more than food terrorism! However, no one, probably due to quite certain reasons, raised the issue of the abolition of Soviet GOST standards for food products by Medvedev - those who lobbied for this abolition "tightly" know their business. However, as well as the author of today's next ... "opus", which here some defend to the crack of poor "Claudia"! And finally, at the end of the broadcast, the TV presenter said something like: "... now I know what I will not eat now under any circumstances, in particular, the cake that I have at home now, I will throw it into the garbage chute .... " sad
  44. akunin
    akunin 1 October 2019 09: 53
    0
    In England, for example, the London Underground was banned from advertising strawberries with cream, a traditional treat at the Wimbledon tennis tournament. Do you know why? Harmful, it turns out!
    for that we have advertisements for "dosirak" (dosirak according to the folk) and "rolton",
    Do you know why?
    - is it useful?
  45. pilot69
    pilot69 2 October 2019 11: 15
    -1
    What is this? VO already in such ecstasy merged with this paper-Internet maraca Shpakovsky that soon his defecation acts will be published. Are you, in fact, Military Review, or where? Shame. Try to remove the screen did.
  46. Comrade Kim
    Comrade Kim 3 October 2019 00: 33
    +1
    Quote: Fan-Fan
    And that we have few migrants? Was this summer in St. Petersburg with a cultural program, it was striking that all the maids in the mini-hotel from Central Asia, many hucksters on the street and barkers on excursions from there. Drivers of minibuses and taxis are also from there, even on the street I saw an ad: "We give newcomers work, housing and draw up migration documents." Really locals do not go to such work?


    They’re coming, but only in regions where people are completely brought to an extremely poor state.
    Business will always choose a migrant, and a tourist migrant who works without registration, patent, contract ... will pay the migrant 30-35 (in Moscow), without deduction to the FSS.
    A Muscovite needs to pay 50.t.r and deduct to the FSS 15100 rubles.
    Who will the employer choose? Migrant for 30 rubles, or a Muscovite who will cost him at least 65100 rubles?
    These are our laws and the economic situation.

    Business does not have time to count the profits, and the population accumulates anger at migrants who take away our work, kill, flood our country with drugs, rob, rape (73% of rapes in Moscow are perpetrated by migrants!)

    Recently I spoke with the owner of one of the large chain stores, according to him, in Ryazan, only local (Russians) work in his stores (not in reproach to the inhabitants of this beautiful city). To my question, how did you manage to achieve this, he said that only local people go to such small salaries.
    And in Moscow he has to put up with this situation, and it’s very difficult to work with them to hire migrants (for 30-35 rubles). A Muscovite will go to such work only for 50 rubles, and he needs to be formalized, etc.
    At the end of the conversation, we had a surrealistic thought: but this is just such a government plan - to bring the population to poverty, and our people will be hired for the lowest paid jobs, and migrants who value their work and respect their dignity will fall into their native villages and uluses .
  47. kalibr
    3 October 2019 07: 56
    0
    Quote: pilot69
    pilot69 (Vyacheslav)

    Envy, namesake, bad feeling! Buddhists say: change what you can, and have patience to accept what you can’t change! OK?!
  48. Svlad
    Svlad 5 October 2019 00: 54
    +1
    Again the USSR. He died and there is no need to return to this issue. Who worries about the decaying west has never been there before. People workers live there with dignity. I don’t need more.
  49. yehat
    yehat 11 October 2019 15: 31
    0
    I don’t know as the author of the article, but in my district everywhere in all the stores arugula disappeared
    You can buy normal bread or pastries, but not in the store.
    not restored peas, not restored juice and a number of other products also disappeared.
    cheese ... all that’s left is the name and frightening price tags.
    to say nothing, even grilled chicken is now on sale tasteless - I don’t know why.
    there used to be a lime shop, they did tasty there, but it closed. .
    disappeared quality cottage cheese, butter, kefir.

    all this used to be, but now not. Not poison to tea can only be bought in a cafe.
    the tea itself is normal, too, to buy a problem - they filled up all the coffee and bags with "tea"