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Pinay.com | September 23, 2017

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Myla Lopez, Author at Pinay.com

She’s in Love With a Frenchman and France

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Lately, the New York Times is on a roll with articles that are extremely critical of the French culture. There was Roger Cohen’s recent article titled “France Decapitated” that criticized the French economy and another by Mark Bittman called “French Food Goes Down” that details the demise of French cuisine. (more…)Read More

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