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French people are passionate about food and appreciate fine cuisine. The French spend much time at the dinner table including the effort and time to prepare the meal.France has a history of good food and dining experience. French cuisine has been influenced throughout the centuries by the surrounding cultures of Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, and the western coastlines of the Atlantic. French cuisine has evolved, and the work of great chefs created the techniques and style unique to French cooking. French cuisine has been codified by various master-chefs and they are held in high regard for their contributions to French culture. The national cuisine which developed primarily in Paris, spread throughout the nation, and was eventually exported overseas.

Technique, fresh seasonal ingredients, and attention to details of the overall dining experience lies at the heart of French cuisine. Try some of these most well-known dishes:

  • Boeuf Bourguignon (beef stew from Burgundy)
  • Bouillabaisse (seafood stew from Marseille)
  • Coq au Vin (Iconic chicken stew from Burgundy)
  • Quiche Lorraine (egg-based dish from the Alsace Region)


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