Tuesday, October 11, 2011

To further procrastinate from sharing the letter...

...I will kindly direct all of my readers to this interesting topic. CLICK HERE!
Since I have red/auburn/whatever-you-want-to-call-it hair, I found reading this interesting. While red hair isn't common to France as a whole, I will say that it is far more common in the northern regions where the people are lighter. I have yet to see a redhead in Nice, but I'm sure some live there. One's coloring just depends on the region s/he lives in, I guess, and some people don't get that because I was asked by an American (hint...her name starts with a "C" and ends with an "A") if I was seriously French* because "French people don't have red hair". So yeah, to reiterate, most have darker hair, but regional differences also play a role...AND THERE ARE REDHEADS IN FRANCE. In some ways, I feel like she is stereotyping...

*Note that she never asked Christelle this question, and Christelle is rousse, too.

To add to our discussion of regional differences, here's #3:
Maroilles*- it's probably one of the more common cheeses from the Nord=Pas-de-Calais (and the Picardie region, which is below the NPDC). In my previous post, you can see that it's also common to dunk it in coffee. Not going to lie, it's strong if you aren't used to it, but I think it is delicious.

*You're probably wondering how to pronounce that..."mar-wahl". :)

Sabine

4 comments:

Miranda said...

Yeah, Chrissa WOULD say that...

You know, I wasn't aware that there was such a THING as stereotypical cheese! :)

~Miranda

Rory said...

How silly. There are redheads everywhere. It may not be common but we like to pop up in the oddest places, right?

The Greens and The Roses said...

Hi, Sabine! This is Bree... not the stereotypical cheese - different spelling, of course! ;-)

People stereotype our sister Felicity because of her red hair. They often assume she's bad-tempered or angry (she blogged about this in the past,) which is ironic because she's actually the calmest and most peaceful of all of us. Hair really is just hair.

It's weird that people don't think there are redheads in France! I've never been to France, but I would assume you'd have all the colours, like many places do.

So far our newest arrival is acting like the redhead stereotype times a hundred... but it's definitely for other reasons. :-P

Love,
Bree

P.S. AND THE LETTER?! ;-)

Ava said...

I've never tried Maroilles, but Brie, oh Brie, that is the best cheese ever!

Here we coat it with hot melted sugar, and once the candy hardens...Get your knife and cocktail toasts!

I know, I hate when people stereotype. There are peruvian redheads here, too!

Now, may I ask about THE LETTER???!!!

Hugs!
Ava