Foodies have naturally adventurous palates and are willing to try any edibles they haven’t tasted before. On the other side of the table are people who are afraid to taste anything new, particularly if it has a foreign name.
They hesitate until they see it on someone else’s plate and then, after tasting a tiny morsel at the urging of the companion who ordered it, may decide that it’s not so bad after all. It may even come close to being delicious, though finicky eaters might be reluctant to admit this.
The current influx of French immigrants has been followed by the opening of French coffee shops and restaurants, most of them kosher, and most of them in and around Netanya, although there are plenty in other cities and towns as well.