Besides rice (ceeb), bread is the staple carbohydrate here. And I have never eaten so much bread in my life! And only a particular kind of bread—a long, crusty baguette. I don’t think I’ll want baguettes anymore in the US. Why? Let me explain.
In the morning, a baguette for breakfast. And then, when we’re not eating rice for dinner, we use bread to scoop up the food with our hands. Bread to scoop up pieces of fish or salad, bread to even scoop up pasta! Not to mention the fact that we eat sandwiches often—but no ordinary sandwich, definitely not. Imagine my surprise to see my mother ladling a full portion of macaroni between two sides of a baguette—or to open my sandwich and see French fries stuffed inside!