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Le hamburger? C’est chic maintenant!

“It has the taste of the forbidden, the illicit — the subversive, even,” said Hélène Samuel, a restaurant consultant here. “Eating with your hands, it’s pure regression. Naturally, everyone wants it.”

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  1. July 21, 2008 / 6:42 pm


    I read this review but one thing I did not understand is this eating with hands thing being a ‘regression’. What is she referring to, in your view? Does she know that at least 1 billion people and probably some eat with their hands? Just wondering… Very weird.

  2. July 21, 2008 / 7:48 pm

    I believe for the French, it may be a bit of a regression, as there tends to be very little “finger food” in the more upscale eateries from what I understand.

  3. July 21, 2008 / 11:22 pm

    The forbidden, the subversive- isn’t this foie gras?

  4. Arabella
    July 22, 2008 / 2:57 pm

    As long as it doesn’t lead to people grazing along the street, through shops, never sitting down at a table to drink coffee from a – gasp – cup!

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