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Taste of France

French gastronomy, in a class of its own

For the first time in 2010, UNESCO recognized a gastronomy-related heritage as part of their Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity register. The gastronomic meal of the French is indeed exceptional, with several well-ingrained elements contributing to the UNESCO recognition:

  • the use of fresh, preferably local, products, whose flavours go well together
  • the careful selection of dishes which reflect the terroir and diversity of French regions
  • the pairing of food and wine
  • the setting of a beautiful table
  • the conversations and rituals associated with each meal