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59 Expressions that Prove France is Obssesed with Food

It’s no secret that the French are obsessed with food, but little known is the severity of this obsession. Not only are the French famous for their long lunch breaks—some take up to 2 hours every day!—and known to discuss upcoming meals while eating their current one, but so many common idioms happen to revolve around food. We’ve compiled 59 expressions to help you navigate the culinary and linguistic absurdity of French culture.


Meet the Maker: Hafi’s Preserves, Sweden

Lingonberry preserves are one of the most quintessentially Swedish pantry staples, and Hafi makes one of the best in the country. Sourced from wild Swedish forests, picked by hand, and certified organic, it comes to no surprise that Hafi’s lingonberry preserves are some of the best we’ve ever tasted. Here, the great-grand-daughter of the founders tells Try The World about how it all started.

Emma Bengtsson

Behind The Box: Emma Bengtsson

Originally from a small town on Sweden’s western coast, Chef Emma Bengtsson grew up learning the secrets of Nordic cuisine from her mother and grandmother. Here, Chef Bengtsson tells Try The World the backstory: her dreams of becoming a fire pilot, struggling with schoolwork, and her obsession with ice cream.

Chaidim Lemongrass Ginger

Behind the Box: Mindful Living with Chaidim

Born from a passion for healthful living, Chaidim teas are made exclusively from organic aromatics and are full of therapeutic properties. Here, Behar speaks to Try The World about working in the UN, the dirty secrets of the commercial tea industry, and how best to pair black tea with cheese.


Meet the Maker: Chiwadi from Thailand

Sarapee Yuadyong is an impressive woman: after almost 30 years in the workforce, she searched for her calling and found a way to help struggling locals in Thailand. Here, Yuadyong talks to Try The World about Chiwadi’s coconut flower syrup, the inspiration behind the project, and how she makes it all happen.