During dinner on Tuesday night, Martine, Ayumi, and I were discussing food that is traditional in our countries. We somehow got on the subject of PB&Js. Ayumi said she thought it was the strangest thing that Americans like peanut butter and jam together. She said she had never tried it but saw it in a movie. She said all Japanese think the same thing. Sure enough, when we asked the class the next day, all the Japanese said the same thing.
I also described to Ayumi the other things Americans like with their peanut butter like honey, bananas, or nutella. Am I missing anything? Martine said I can buy peanut butter here, so I may get some and make an assortment of peanut butter sandwiches for the class to try. I never thought peanut butter could be such a novelty.
I have read and heard that a lot of French (and other cultures) don't like peanut butter. Both Martine and Ayumi said they like it though - Martine especially. She ate a lot of it when she lived in Quebec, Canada.
Martine also likes peanut butter in crepes along with jam, honey, nutella, or bananas. She has invited a friend and her daughter to come over tomorrow night for a crepe soiree so we can try all the fixings. Martine also said ice cream is great in crepes. I've never tried it, but I hope to tomorrow night. Unfortunately, I forgot to tell Martine that I signed up for a cooking class for tomorrow night. I'm going to see if I can get someone else to take my spot, so that I can join in on the soiree.