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Can one live on CHEESE? Need advice on budget cooking in France

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Can one live on CHEESE? Need advice on budget cooking in France

tasmonia | Jan 14, 2008 11:48 AM

My brother arrived a week ago in France (Montpellier) to study for the semester and he is completely blown away by how expensive things are there, especially a lot of the food. Apparently cheese is the only affordable protein source.

He's been asking me for cheese-intensive recipes but I'm out of ideas. I've told him to try mac 'n' cheese, potatoes or cauliflower au gratin, grilled cheese and mini-pizzas, cheese blintzes.

Any other recipes that use lots and lots of cheese? He says that emmental and camembert are what he buys most.

Also, he bemoans the lack of spices available to him. I had this same problem when I was in France. Are there North African (or other) spices available in Montpellier? If so, where?

Merci beaucoup for any advice you can offer!

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