In order to save a couple of euros, appreciate a healthy meal, and embrace each others' company; my friends and I will cram into my tiny Parisian kitchen to enjoy our "family dinners". The majority of these meals consist of poulet (chicken), a few baguettes, a beautifully presented salad (with my roommate always throwing on some capers, while joking about the heart-burn they cause), and some bottles of cheap wine. Many times there are so many of us, that we are sharing plates and forks, and sitting on one anothers' lap. It has become a wonderful go-to place for laughter, discussion of philosophy, religion, and politics, and to simply enjoy our time in Paris.
This has quickly become one of my favorite things about this city.