"It's just so much cheaper for us to buy our food this way. I'm now spending £300 a month at Asda, which is about 70% of my food budget. The food in France is lovely, but you can come out of a supermarket here with just two carrier bags having spent €100. I still try and buy my fresh fruit and veg in France, but most other things I now buy from Asda. I also miss my home comforts, such as white sliced bread, baked beans, jelly and ready meals. I even buy peanut butter and digestive biscuits for a French friend of mine. There's just so much more variety in UK supermarkets."
This woman lives in Périgueux, a place abounding in truffles, foie gras, Roquefort cheese, Bergerac wine, and excellent duck and goose (add a baguette and a tomato and you've got a meal right there). I'd find it infinitely depressing to be living there and shopping at Asda. If I couldn't afford to eat like the French, I think I'd move back home. I mean, what's the point?