Monday, September 04, 2006

Why I heart France: Reason # 4

I haven't done one of these "heart" posts in awhile, but when I came across this I knew it would be perfect. A few nights ago my Favorite French Boy and I were on our way home & realized we had forgotten to buy a baguette before all the bakeries had closed. Tragic, I know. Just when we were about to throw ourselves into the Moselle river, French Boy says: "Wait, maybe we can buy one out of the machine."


Apparently in Thionville Centre Ville, the oldest part of town which dates back to the 13th century, there is a machine that dispenses loafs of warm bread & warm baguettes. Eventhough there was no way I was eating bread out of a machine, I had to see it to believe it. The machine was dirty & old and all banged up, but I couldn't help find it completely charming.....not charming enough to buy bread out of, but charming none the less.


We eventually bought a fake baguette (an absolute blasphemy made from frozen dough ) from the local supermarket and headed home to eat our Mirabelle pâté with a nice Rosé while laughing ourselves to tears at GhostBusters.


Total price of a French fast-food dinner for two = 9.50 euros
As Bill Murray would say: "This is it. This is definitely it!"


buzzgirl said...

That machine is hilarious!

Still working through the Mirabelle pâté?

Sara said...

The Husband is sitting next to me and says, like a kid on christmas morning, "warm bread, day and night? how do they do THAT?"

I'm blaming you if he leaves me to come live with you guys.

Sara said...

ok, correction, he says his accent was on "do" as in "how do they DO that?"

epiphany7 said...

i'm in love with the bread machine. because we all might need a hot baguette, day or night.

you should have eaten bread from the machine. i'd do it on a dare. hell... i'd do it just to say i did it.

cookie said...

That is quite possibly the greatest thing I have ever seen... looks like it belongs at a gas station. Hilarious!

Jennifer said...

Wow, that machine is one thing I haven't seen yet. I'll be looking for one when I get there! I guess they're pretty rare, tho'?