Food is very important in France as it forms part of the French lifestyle. In France, there is a distinctive culture of French food that is undeniable. It is accompanied with pride, exclusive ingredients and techniques, a world renowned French dishes and those special regions that are known for one particular kind of food. To not experience the food, both regional and national, is to not truly experience France.
There are several foods and beverages that are quintessentially French. You may find them in different places around the world, but you will probably associate them with France. The most known are crêpes, which are very flat pancakes that are usually stuffed with any toppings, such as fruit, ice cream, or any spread. Another is the baguette, which is a long loaf of bread. There is also coq au vin, chicken cooked in red wine, typically paired with mushrooms and garlic. Chocolate mousse also originated in France. It’s a light, airy dessert. And last, but not least crème brûlée, a custard topped with hard caramel.It is also typical for a French person to drink wine and eat cheese with their daily meals.
French dishes are known for their complex and rich flavors as well as the many different cooking techniques used. The main ones known are flambé and sauté.
If you were to tell someone about French attitude towards food, you would would say that the French love to enjoy their meals. The meals are carefully prepared and are influenced by the region.