My passion for French cuisine
French writing exercise

Ma passion pour la cuisine française

James presents some of the reasons why he loves French cooking

Some vocabulary you may want to look up before or during this exercise:
"the reason why", "to make [someone] proud", "Yuck!", "to wonder", "to taste like", "the way [someone does something]", "to cook (meat)", "bloody (meat)", "to make a change from", "to refrain from [doing]", "to char".

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French cuisine is one of the reasons why I came to live in France two years ago. Indeed, I've always been fascinated by the gastronomic diversity which makes this beautiful country proud. I remember the first time that I heard someone mention that French people ate snails... At the time, my reaction hadn't been "Yuck!", but rather "I wonder what that tastes like..."! Another aspect that I particularly appreciate is the way French people cook their meat. What I mean is that they leave it red in the middle, and even a bit bloody most of the time. That makes a change [for me] from my mother who can't refrain from charring everything that resembles red meat!

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