le goûter

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le- goûter [luh goo-TAY]

English translation

snack is a light meal, food eaten between regular meals.

We never thought we would become addicted to a snack, with that said; we are addicted to a snack before dinner every evening. It has turned into a time to unwind and engage in conversation, trying desperately not to talk about work. Even while traveling we take the time to relax and have a snack before dinner. The one pictured here is a typical vacation snack when we are getting far more exercise. We scale it back on our return to home and reality.

From the NY TIMES—–

Like English high tea, le goûter — pronounced ”luh goo-TAY” — may once have been an actual meal, a supper served in the early evening when workers came in from the fields. Today the custom of an afternoon nibble endures, primarily as an after-school snack but also as a sophisticated little something between lunch, which ends around 2, and dinner, which doesn’t start until 9.

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