SoCS — French Cooking

Anita adjourned the Zoom meeting with her team of reporters after giving them their marching orders for when she and her husband went on their two week vacation in France. She walked out of her home office and into the kitchen, where Kevin was preparing dinner.

“Bonjour, Anita,” Kevin greeted Anita as she joined him in the kitchen, “comment allez-vous?”

“Ah, I see you’re practicing your French for our sojourn to France,” Anita said.

“Yes, I’ve been trying to brush up, as I haven’t spoken the language much since I took a year of French in high school,” Kevin explained.

“That will be helpful once we start our journey across the French countryside,” Anita said. “And speaking about our journey, I’m going to be keeping a journal of our trip so we will remember all of the details.”

“That makes sense,” Kevin said, “since you are the journalist in our family.”

“Yes, that’s what I am,” Anita said, as she went over and kissed her husband on his cheek. “Mmm, something smells good. What’s on the menu tonight?”

“The meal du jour is Bouillabaisse, a traditional Provençal fish stew originating from the port city of Marseille,” Kevin said.

“Say that to me in French and I’ll be really impressed,” Anita said.

“Le repas du jour est la Bouillabaisse, un ragoût de poisson traditionnel Provençal originaire de la ville portuaire de Marseille,” Kevin said.

“Très bien. Tu es tellement sexy,” Anita said, giving her husband a hug from behind.


Written for today’s Stream of Consciousness Saturday prompt from Linda G. Hill. We are asked to find a word containing “jour” or use it as is. I found a few! I don’t speak French so I used Google Translate for the few French sentences I included in this post. I hope, for those of you who do speak French, the translations make sense.

9 thoughts on “SoCS — French Cooking

  1. Cyranny November 7, 2020 / 6:47 am

    Google Translate did a surprisingly good job! You don’t need to worry about Kevin’s French 😉

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  2. Christine Goodnough November 7, 2020 / 6:47 am

    Well said! When you check word origins, you see how many words have come to us through French, If your character had known it. Words like prepare, language, sense, family, originate, and of course menu. 🙂

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  3. bikerchick57 November 7, 2020 / 8:35 am

    Excellent job with the prompt. The contents of the photo look so good – fish stew and crusty bread. Yum!

    Liked by 1 person

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