One of the cultural aspects that made France so popular around the world is its famous gastronomy and the variety of culinary delights that are originated from its geographic extent. Besides, it is no coincidence that the term ‘gourmet’ that highlights the gastronomic supremacy is a French word.
The national meals in France normally include three courses: the so-called “hors d’oeuvre” the “plat principal” (the main dish) and the “fromage” (cheese) and/or “dessert”. Some of the most popular starters are foie gras with mustard seeds, “Bisque”, a smooth and creamy French potage and “Basil salmon terrine”.
As for the main dish, among the most common are “steak frites”, “pot au feu” served with baguette and French cheeses. Additionally, some of the most famous and delicious French desserts are “Mousse au chocolat”, “crème brulee” and, of course, the most loved “mille-feuille”. However, the list is not restricted to the aforementioned as every region has its own specialties.
Another guarantee for the French culinary expertise is that the UN cultural organization Unesco has included France’s traditional gastronomic meal to the world’s intangible heritage list.
Regardless of what your personal tastes are, when visiting France one thing is for sure: you will spoil your palate to the fullest! A whole world of amazing food will be extended in front of you, within numerous restaurants, cafés, rotisseries, patisseries, meat markets and wineries.
Of course, you should not forget that a vast number of the most popular fine dishes like foie gras, truffles, Roquefort cheese and escargot have a French origin. Additionally, among the list of the most popular foods are French croissants and baguettes while more than 250 kinds of cheeses are being produced here along with some of the best wines in the world.