(Ile de France)
What's that smell?
We recently had my nephew visiting us here in France and we took a day trip to the city of Meaux, which is to the east of Paris. Meaux is in the land of Brie cheese. After visiting the cathedral, we were enjoying ourselves walking up and down the narrow streets and looking in shop windows.
Suddenly my nephew stopped short and with a look of horror in his eyes gasped "What is that smell?" Well I smelt it too and didn't have to look far to see the source: a wonderful display of goat cheese beckoned to me from a shop window. My nephew's reaction was so funny to me - he wouldn't even go in the shop! And I could tell he didn't think cheese or anything should be smelling like that.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to get him over the smell and he didn't try any of the great cheeses of France. Wonder how to get people over the smell?