Plus, read a recently published George Orwell essay dissing British food.
The Parisien, or "jambon-beurre," is just ham and butter on baguette—but its perfect simplicity was under threat for decades.
Basil, mozzarella, tomatoes, balsamic, and olive oil go together beautifully. Even better if the olive oil has a special infusion.
Researchers from the American Chemical Society claim to have figured out exactly what gives the French stick its je ne sais quoi.