So today I went to a French event for work, which included truffle-making (the chocolate kind) and flammenkuchen. What is flammenkuchen you say? According to Wikipedia, it is a “dish composed of thin bread dough rolled out in a circle or a rectangle, which is covered with crème fraîche , onions, and lardon”. Well, tonight I tried it all different ways: with duck confit and fresh peas; with carmelized onions and bacon; with wild mushrooms; and with smoked salmon and capers.  Jealous yet?

The point of this post is not to make your mouth water. But it is to make a point about the French…French men in particular. I was speaking with the chef about the French and dating. Not so much dating I guess, but how the dating culture differs from that in America. Especially in San Francisco where we all know the so-called statistics: 2/3 more single straight women than single straight men blah, blah, blah (or so I’ve heard).

You know what this French chef said? I can’t translate the exact words but it was something like this: In France, men pursue women to the extreme and ask them “where is the avenue of love?”. Now why don’t men do that here?! Why is it so difficult to meet men, and why is it that they are so difficult to approach? I guess there is no answer to my rambling rant…..but I just wanted to put it out there, you men. I’m not desperate but  can you just be a little more approachable? Or can you just make the first move? Please and thank you. I mean, what ever happened to the thrill of the male chasing the female! We need some classic chivalry here boys =)

Until tomorrow cupcakes.



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  1. Eleonore

    That’s so true!! It seems like nowadays men don’t know how to act like real males!!! Even in france my dear 😦 and WE have to do EVERYTHING to get what we want…AGAIN! lol

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