David Bonnier photo-Les Burgers du Camion Qui Fume

“Bonne fête!” mon mari sweetly exclaimed in a mid-morning call. Similarly, all the Frenchies I’ve crossed paths with today have been generous with their 4th of July wishes. But at the same time I dream of Cheddarwursts, first-degree firework singes and backyard barbecues.

I had a rendezvous in the 16eme this morning, in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower.  The most American thing I could do was point, reacquaint myself with her glory and take a proper phone pic.  I assure you I wasn’t the only one.

Bonne fête!

Patriotically yours,


David Bonnier/Studio B photo – Le Camion Qui Fume burger – Jessie Kanelos Weiner style


  1. thefrancofly says:

    Thanks for sharing a taste of your 4th! Enjoy the long weekend.

  2. thefrancofly says:

    It’s a good one! Pulled pork & coleslaw!

  3. thefrancofly says:

    Don’t even need a stars & stripes bikini to say it 😉

  4. Love “patriotically yours” and will be using it for many years to come. x

  5. Heather in Arles says:

    Happy 4th, Jessie! And from one American expat to another…you are KILLING ME with that sandwich.

  6. Cynthia Lewis says:

    Happy Fourth to you, Jessie! Our street is festooned with flags and soon the aromas of my neighbors’ grills will waft across our yard. It’s so hot and humid that I opted for chicken salad,etc . What a fabulous sandwich….flags and all. My best wishes.

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