Last night, David decided he wanted to make fajitas. So we went to Leclerc and finally found the tiny international section (international meaning Mexican and Chinese). There was one brand of fajita mix, Tex-Mex something, so we grabbed it and started collecting the other ingredients… onion, pepper, chicken… and corn? I never ate Mexican food much in the US because I can’t handle spicy food, but I’ve never heard of a fajita made with corn.
A lot of French people ask me about Mexican food because they seem to be fascinated by it. Unfortunately, I don’t even really know the difference between an enchilada and a burrito. I described tacos to David and he seemed to want to try them. Though there was a little miscommunication with the word tortilla. Apparently in North America, a tortilla is the soft shell used to wrap up the food, while in Spain and South America, a tortilla is an omelette with potatoes.
There was a similar confusion with the word kebab. In France, kebab refers to döner kebabs, which are similar to gyros or shawarma, eaten with pita bread. But when I hear the word kebab, I think of shish kebabs, pieces of meat shoved on a stick and cooked over a grill (les brochettes).
Not that I ever really eat these types of food. I’m still a pasta, pizza, nutella, and cereal girl.