HEAT Insider: HEAT Players Favorite French Foods
Despite spending just three days in Paris, the HEAT players still got a chance to explore the citys culture, rich history and, most importantly, its fine cuisine. HEAT Insider caught up with a few of the players to talk about their favorite French foods.
Joel Anthony Steak and Fries
I ordered a steak, and I was given a slab of meat with a cooked egg on top. It wasnt bad, just different. I recognized the French fries, though.
Omar Barlett - Frog Legs
While I was here, I had to try the frog legs. Ive heard they were a French delicacy. They taste a lot like chicken, but they sure dont look like it.
Marcus Banks - Camembert
Im a picky eater, so I wanted to keep it simple while I was here. I tasted a lot of different French cheeses. Camembert was one of the best. Its a soft cheese. I had it before in the States, but over here, they do it a little better.
Mark Blount - Coffee
Our days start pretty early, so sometimes I like to start my morning with a good cup of coffee. One morning, I walked to a little coffee shop and got a cup and it was some of the best Ive ever had.
Daequan Cook Macaroons
I went to a few pastry shops in Paris and I really like their macaroons. The French macaroons are a little different than the ones in America. They are small, round, and flat. They are almost always sandwiched together with some kind of filling in it. Pretty good.
Udonis Haslem Chicken Marsala
When I used to live in France before I signed with the HEAT, my aunt did a lot of the cooking for me, so this trip was my first time really eating French food. My favorite dish was chicken marsala with mushrooms.
James Jones - Daube de Boeuf Provencal
I saw it on the menu and ordered it as an appetizer. Its a beef stew with a lot of complex flavors, like cinnamon and olives. Its something that I normally wouldnt try, but I wanted to try something new.
Shawn Marion - Confit De Canard
I wanted to try something new while I was in Paris, so I ordered roast duck. It had potatoes and vegetables with it.
Dwyane Wade Baguette
I cant remember eating a meal without a baguette. We call them French bread back home, but here they are much smaller. After eating them with every meal, Ive actually grown to like them.