French cuisine is famous worldwide. There is a lot more to French cuisine than just Frog’s Legs, or Snails, as you will learn.
A lot of French cuisine has made its way on to every day dinner tables across the globe. Dishes such as quiche, crepes and French onion soup are featured regularly in restaurants all over the world. But, what is likely the most wide spread of all French culinary inventions is French fries. Fast food restaurants would not be the same without these staples of the menu, and arguably not as successful either. Imagine, a burger, but no fries. Without one, the other just doesn’t seem as appealing. The same goes for steak, without a side of fries, that meal just seems incomplete somehow.
But there are other French dishes that have become almost as widespread as the humble French Fry. Things like French Roast Coffee, Baguettes, Croissants – these are enjoyed the word over, in almost every country.
The French really love their fresh produce, and items such as potatoes, aubergines, truffles, leaks and carrots regularly feature in French Cooking – see website here for more information. You will find also that, if travelling throughout France, you will come across different, distinctive cuisine styles in the different regions through out the country.
You can mention French cuisine without coming to a wine. Wine is produced in France on an almost unimaginable scale. It is estimated that there are somewhere in the region of 7-8 billion bottles produced annually in France. Take a second to consider that figure! French wines are more well known by the region they are produced in, or the specific grape used,, examples of which are Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Did you know that all champagne is produced in France only? Only sparkling wine produced in the Champagne region of France hold the right to be called champagne. Other sparkling wines can only be called champagne where the are produced under the rules of appellation – a legally defined and protected geographical indicator, which is used to ascertain where grapes of a certain wine are grown.
France also offers many difference and enticing dessert options, such as creme brulee, eclairs & profiteroles. Of course, there are specific dessert wines available to go with your after dinner treat. These are generally sweeter than normal table wines.
This is just a general overview of French cuisine.