Traditions of Sunday Lunch in France
Nutmeg is writing this post on a rainy Sunday afternoon while Ginger is napping off the effects of a long Sunday lunch.
It is a long tradition in France that stores are closed Sunday afternoon, allowing everyone the opportunity to have a leisurely lunch en famille.
Today, many large grocery chains are open on Sunday mornings, and most towns a few stores (butcher, épicerie, bakery) will provide services in the morning before they close their doors to head home and have lunch with their families.
Continue reading here for the necessary ingredients for a relaxed, extended lunchtime meal that allows for much enjoyment and discussion.