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French Cooking Basics, Part 2

February 23, 2016

As explained in the previous article, French Cooking Basics, Part 1, the first basic French culinary techniques are: Baking & Roasting Broiling & Grilling Braising Frying To continue, we have the other cooking basics from France: Flambeing is the final cooking step. The beef, chicken, veal and other seafoods are being sauteed with wine or […]

French Cooking Basics, Part 1

February 16, 2016

Cooking is an art and just like any other art, many people don’t have the creative talent to design a very good work of art. However, cooking comes very naturally to the French. We can probably say that most French people are artistic by nature considering the fact that food, preparation and their meals are […]

Top 10 French Foods You Would Love to Try Before You Die – Part 2

February 9, 2016

In the previous article, we have talked about the first five French foods as follows: Soupe a l’oignon Wine Cheese Boeuf bourguignon Chocolate souffle To continue, here are the other five top French foods that you will surely love: Flamiche is a pie. The term Flamiche means Flemish cake which originated in the northern part […]

Top 10 French Foods You Would Love to Try Before You Die – Part 1

February 2, 2016

French people are well-known all over the world for its foods’ finesse and flavour as well as its dining’s ritual and glamour. The French have always been associated food with spirituality in the way they always want to perfect the whole process of preparing meals until they savour them during dinner. From basic traditional foods […]

The Effects of Modernization on the French Gastronomy

January 26, 2016

While the fast-food industry has been a hit in some parts of the world, Mc Donald’s and other fast-food companies can witness the distinction of how French people response to their attempt to penetrate the French market. There may be changes such as the introduction of self-service systems, more dishes to select, and an individualized […]

The French Food Eating Habits as an Expression of their Culture

January 19, 2016

To the French people, food is a collective ritual because it takes the form of a daily communion in which sharing is the whole idea and the key part of the French meal. Other nationalities may regard them as rigid and inflexible but the French takes pride in their own culture and tradition.  To the […]

A Comparison of the French Eating Habits with the Americans and the British

January 12, 2016

The French passion for food preparation and routines during mealtime as well as their giving importance to the whole dining experience as being a collective ritual for gathering and socializing cannot be debated. The French people are fixed in the way they follow their food and eating customs and traditions. It is very typical in […]

France’s Faithfulness to Food: An Admirable French Trait

January 5, 2016

In France, it is a miracle if you would find a group of people not eating together around the dining table. The deep-rooted faithfulness to the French ritual during mealtimes is like a daily communion that its consistency could not be questioned. At breakfast, lunch and supper, almost all of the French people eat together […]

Introduction to French Appetizers

December 29, 2015

In France, expect an appetizer to be served together with an apéritif, the traditional drink before dinner.  Usually the les amuse-bouches will be simple especially if a heavy meal will follow.  At times, you can also expect the hors d’oeuvres to be the center of attraction. There will be enough appetizers in an apéritif dinatoire to […]

Learning About Famous Drinks in France

December 22, 2015

In France, the day begins with a hot drink which is being prepared through the French press coffee pot wherein a few French culinary techniques will be practiced with it. However, many French prefer to drink their morning coffee at the local bar as they read the morning news or have a morning conversation with […]