When it comes to a lot of things, putting the word ‘French’ in front of it will automatically get peoples attention; from fashion, to architecture, art and film (we can even add kissing), the addition of the word ‘French’ gives them a certain cache, class and panache.
There is one ‘art’ per se however that when it comes down to it, the French have really mastered, and that’s ‘Food’ with a capital ‘F’. France is the country of wine, cheese, bread and patisseries. Food is not just about the actual eating of it; but the environment in which you’re in, the company you’re with, the sourcing of the ingredients, the aromas and seasonality. Eating a croissant will never compare to eating a croissant, sitting outside a Parisian bistro with the faint smell of cigarette smoke and coffee wafting around you, whilst people watching.
Food is part of the French education; it’s spoken about and discussed with as much passion as the eating itself – an education that can take a while to learn. The order in which you eat your plate of cheese for example will be the true deciphering of you as a foodie or not (tip: start with the lightest, less strong first working up to the strongest).
Discover more mouth-wateringly glorious images of French Food in this dedicated gallery whilst weeping the lack of croissant or macaroon in your hand.