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Food Trucks in Paris? U.S. Cuisine Finds Open Minds, and Mouths

Cookwork Perspective: Food trucks are growing in popularity in the United States now this trend has expanded to France - but still with American Style food.

Food Trucks in Paris? U.S. Cuisine Finds Open Minds, and Mouths

PARIS — An artisanal taco truck has come to Paris. The Cantine California started parking here in April, the latest in a recent American culinary invasion that includes chefs at top restaurants; trendy menu items like cheesecake, bagels and bloody Marys; and notions like chalking the names of farmers on the walls of restaurants.

In France, there is still a widespread belief that the daily diet in the United States consists of grossly large servings of fast food. But in Paris, American food is suddenly being seen as more than just restauration rapide. Among young Parisians, there is currently no greater praise for cuisine than “très Brooklyn,” a term that signifies a particularly cool combination of informality, creativity and quality.

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