Pourquoi…Why

Translations from the free metro newspaper Direct Matin that answers the Pourquoi questions. Only those related to France are translated

How did le Croque-Monsieur get its name?

ham and cheese sandwich the croque monsieur at the grocery store

Le croque-monsieur (croak-missyou) is THE real French sandwich. It is not just a ham and cheese sandwich made with two pieces of bread. It is toasted and it is famous. Le croque-monsieur is one particular sandwich that has made it’s way from the brasserie and bistro to the microwave in France.

Diners take photos of meals exquisitely arranged on the plate. Not many take a photo of a sandwich. These foods, however, do share something in common. They are available in the refrigerated section of the grocery store.