If Mr FF went on that show Mr and Mrs and had to answer the question what has your wife missed more than anything since moving to France he would have two answers - the theatre and bagels.
It is American Day at Lidl and I rushed there this morning and bought up as many as I could fit into my bag. If the sell-by date had been later than August I would have actually bought as many as could fit into a trolley. I don't have a huge freezer however and I could also then get bagel overload. You just never see bagels in this part of France. Perhaps they have them down south or perhaps in Paris but definitely not in Brittany.
Now bagel purists such as me know that there is nothing better than a freshly baked* one from a specialist deli. Look - I'm in the middle of the bleedin' French countryside - baguettes check; croissants check; une religieuse check; but bagels - uncheck. What I have bought will not be as lovely as freshly baked chunks of squidgy dough but they will still have that distinct bagel taste, made even more lovely by gentle toasting.
Each bagel is the same as two slices of bread in Weight Watcher points and a fine fine eat.
* I do actually have a fine recipe for them but if I were to bake them myself I would not have any control regarding consumption - yes, I am that weak.