29 January 2009

It's Not Just Roquefort Cheese on the Hit List

Anne at Just Another American in Paris reported on this story on January 18, 2009. She has a great blog by the way and I do enjoy perusing it.

It appears there are other items that have been hit by the 300% tariff other than just roquefort cheese. In today's Washington Post article it points out that besides Roquefort cheese, there are dozens of European luxury products that were attacked with high tariffs. The list includes, among other things, French truffles, Irish oatmeal, Italian sparkling water and "fatty livers of ducks and geese," which apparently is how Washington trade bureaucrats say foie gras. All items that I consume regularly...not. Though, I do indulge in Irish Oatmeal on a semi-regular basis.

Here's a link the today's Washington Post article just in case you want to read more about this timely topic:

War on Roquefort Raises a Stink in France

6 comments:

Daryl said...

First, thanks for the visit!

Second .. cheese .. I can smell it through the monitor screen ... I live a very short walk from Zabar's where the cheese counter is one of my favorite places to stand and just inhale and look ... so many aromas, so many mouthwatering cheeses .. sad about the tariffs.

Gaelyn said...

How I do love roquefort cheese. I could live withuot the rest. And can collect truffles in the Pacific Northwest.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Cheese, one of the staples of life. How sad to see it so highly tariffed... is nothing sacred?

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

The Whispering Poppies said...

Oh oh! We love Irish oatmeal! Thanks for the heads up (hubby runs a gourmet shop and we sell lots of that oatmeal - guess we'd better stock up)! =)

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Magnolia Street Style said...

Thank you for that information. My son is a chef, I will pass this onto him. I think he will enjoy this story as much as I did.