Eating Soy-Free in Paris
I will be traveling to Paris this week (yes, a little last minute here) and was wondering how easy it is to eat soy-free in Paris. I have a soy intolerance/allergy and need to avoid ingestion of soy, soybean oil, soy lecithin, soy sauce, teriyaki, etc. It would seem as though these items would not be used in French cooking, but the places you find soy are mind-boggling. I have translated several phrases concerning the allergy into French, but am curious as to how prevalent its use is in France. For instance, many restaurants in the US use soybean oil in their fryers. Does anyone know if that is typical in Paris as well? As for chocolate, most of which contains soy lecithin, I do know of a French brand that does not (Michel Cluziel), so I should be able to get a chocolate fix there.
For anyone that lives in France, do you know if dairy cows are typically fed soy in their diet. This is widely prevalent in the US, and since the protein passes into the milk, I cannot drink milk. Hard cheeses and ice creams don't seem to bother me in the same way.
I also have other food sensitivities, all developed within the last 2 years, but they are not allergies and I want to enjoy all that France has to offer in the way of culinary delights.
I appreciate anyone's help, insight, guidance, tips, experiences, etc.