Tuesday May 15th, 2012

As of today, France has officially a new president; Nicolas Sarkozy left the Elysee (the French presidential house) and Francois Hollande came in.

Just a few hours later, the country was about to have the smallest Presidential mandate of all time: the president’s plane was struck by lightning while on its way to Germany! It had to go back to France for checkup and so the president used another engine (I assure you the president is fine, he’s in Berlin discussing the future of Europe with Merkel).

The big gossip subject now is: will the new president and his girlfriend get married? In my opinion I don’t think she should be called “First Lady” if she’s not “Mme Hollande”. But then again, what do I know; I’m coming from a country where you’re either married or you’re not, versus a country where you’re either married, or have a “Civil Solidarity Pact” (PACS in French), or you have a concubine (and even this is now an official state in France)!

On another hand (don’t you miss this expression with my cooking pics? :P), today we had another Lebanese specialty; it wasn’t prepared by me (I’m still not that good in the kitchen), but it was prepared by a very special person to the family and we thank her 🙂 The vine leaves were amazing! (Stuffed vine leaves are a traditional Mediterranean dish, you can find it in Greek, Turkish and Lebanese cuisines; but our way of doing them is definitely the best :P)

Lebanese Stuffed Vine Leaves

See you tomorrow!


2 Responses to “Tuesday May 15th, 2012”
  1. Yummy! One of my favorites!

  2. Magnésium says:

    Great picture! Nice post, interesting to know if president is going to get married just because he is now a president, if he does it is not at all coherent with “paperless” union practice!

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