OK, Hello!(Hello!) Can you say your name please?
Yeah, sure. My name is Raphael Thibault (Thibault!) Yeah!
OK, and that's your last name?
Ah, yeah, it's my last name, but it's a first name too in France. (Oh,
really) Yeah! It's quite traditional. It's from the middle ages. (OK)
Yeah, yeah, yeah!
Wow (Yeah) Where are you from in France?
I just finished my studies in Paris, but I was born in the South. Actually,
it's the place they make foie gras. If you know about foie gras. (Yeah, yeah,
yeah) We used to eat on
What exactly is foie gras? Sorry, it's hard for me to say.
It's from the duck. It's um, how do you call it?
Yeah, the liver! That's it. The liver, and it's cooked an official way
and you can have it both like cold or hot, I mean, any kind, but the point is, the duck
has to be fed in nature, right! It's not working if it's in a, industrial feeding duck
(Oh, really!) It doesn't produce really good foie gras, yeah!
So the duck must come from nature?
Yeah, actually,(the wild) that's why this place is famous
for because it's countryside. There's no really big cities and most of the people are farmers so they actually produce
some really good foie gras, like I heard the competition comes from East Europe now but they make
more like industrial foie gras (Oh!) It's a little different, but anyway,
that's the place I'm born.
Wow! Is that the eastern side or the western side?
It's the southwest.
OK, towards Spain.
Yeah, that's it. Exactly! Like below Bordeaux, a city called Bordeaux,
it's a bit below this city.
OK, so Bordeaux is known for wine.
Yeah, yeah, exactly.
So, is it near the mountains or?
It's not that close to Spain. It's, how can I say, yeah, it's not the
extremity of France, it's more like center-south, you know.
Oh, OK. (Yeah) Sounds like a pretty place though.
(What?) It sounds like a pretty place.
Yeah, yeah, it's quite nice. It's quite nice. I mean, it's countryside
right. You have to like it. There's not a lot of things to do, but, I spend like my, from fifteen
years old, I live there and then I moved to another city called La Rochelle, which is close to the sea,
just in front of the sea actually, and that's a better place. I like it much.