Be careful if you get the urge to eschew the local fare in Paris or elsewhere and opt for a McDonald’s fix. The American fast food chain, along with cousin Pizza Hut, was the subject of demonstrations at some 20 outlets Feb. 24 in protests over labor practices. Add to this last year’s firebombing of a McDonald’s restaurant by a Frenchman disgusted by the “cultural pollution” the fast-food chain represents, and you have further incentive to follow the local lead and support independent establishments. After all, it is France, where food is almost a religion.