French Cuisine – Cultural and Regional

French people love their food and the cuisine is a fundamental part in their culture which is reflected through the different types of dishes that they offer.

The country is known to have traditional dishes as well as dishes from other cuisines but they particularly enjoy foods such as:

  • Baguettes
  • Cheese
  • Croissants
  • Onion soup
  • Snails

Expats will find other cuisines from Chinese, Indian, Vietnamese, and Caribbean in addition to the French dishes that are available, with restaurants for these cuisines in different regions. The French also are famous for wine which is had with every meal, this is produced everywhere in France

Each of the regions may have their own traditional specialty dish, for example in the city Provence dishes will include garlic, tomatoes, and peppers as well as sea food.

The restaurants in France, provide a menu with a range of specialties with some people ordering snails, some would order pizza or even crepes

Expats should keep in mind that restaurants don’t serve food after a certain time and can be open for a short period to cover lunch and dinner.