snack time

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We are not in France but in light of my newfound sweet tooth I have decided to start observing le goûter.


Le goûter, pronounced “luh-goo-tay,” has become part of the French culture as much as afternoon tea is in England. It happens around four o’clock. Children are getting out of school, workers are heading into the last hours of the work day when the inevitable afternoon lull sets in. So what is a goûter? It is simply a snack. A light meal. A little something between lunch and dinner. Just enough to satisfy that hunger or a craving, but not enough to spoil the appetite.


Is it four o’clock yet?