French Chef card?

Posted on: Thu, 03/27/2003 - 3:10am
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I will be going to Montreal this summer and wondered if anyone knows where I could get a french chef card? We'll be there for 5 or 6 days so I'm worried about eating out.

Posted on: Thu, 03/27/2003 - 3:14am
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What's a French Chef Card? Sounds like a card you give to a chef when you are eating out at a restaurant. Is that what is is? Listing what your allergies are?

Posted on: Thu, 03/27/2003 - 3:39am
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Yes, thats it exactly. And the one I saw at FAAN also states that the same utensils cannot be used, etc. At restaurants here at home I just explain it to the waitress. But really, we never take the kids to restaurants. If they want to eat out somewhere, its usually McDonalds so we don't really have this issue to deal with at home. I think I can make my way around Montreal with my little knowledge of the french language but I don't want to chance it when dealing with dd's pa.

Posted on: Thu, 03/27/2003 - 8:27am
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I've been to Montreal twice and never had any problems using English everywhere.

Posted on: Thu, 03/27/2003 - 10:17am
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You'll find that here (Montreal) people will switch to English at the merest trace of accent in your French. I've had big conversations in English, with other francophones at times! LOL
But if it appeases you, tell me what you want on your chef card, and I'll translate it for you.

Posted on: Thu, 03/27/2003 - 11:43am
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You might want to check out this site:
[url="http://m.gowland.users.btopenworld.com/allergy_action1.htm"]http://m.gowland.users.btopenworld.com/allergy_action1.htm[/url]
[This message has been edited by dmbb (edited March 27, 2003).]

Posted on: Thu, 03/27/2003 - 11:52am
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DMBB, Thank you! Thats exactly what I was looking for. BTW, what are *cacahuetes*? Is that peanut? I thought peanut was arachide?
Darthcleo, Thank you for the offer.

Posted on: Thu, 03/27/2003 - 12:26pm
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Cacahuetes and arachides are basically synonymous. It's a regional thing. In Canada, you'll hear "arachides" more, in the former French territories it would be "cacahuetes"
To be honest, I have no idea what is said in France. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Thu, 03/27/2003 - 12:28pm
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Oh, and the French in that page listed above is not quite correct..
I mean, it will work, but it does have mistakes in it.

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