French Food

1088 WordsApr 24, 20135 Pages
The Culture of French Food French cuisine is considered an art in France and dining is not just about food and drinks but it is about culture, family and socializing. French Cuisine is known for its richness of taste and its elegant. The French Culture is a very diverse assortment of different regions all put together, which add to its greatness. France’s identity is based on the historical origins of the nation in Celtic, Gallo-Roman, and Frankish cultures. The name "France" was used to call people who lived in the lower Rhineland. It eventually was introduced as a more common term to call the entire area, which was known as Gaul. The name "Francia" was applied to several territorial areas until the Middle Ages; then it came to…show more content…
The French consume 45 pounds of cheese and over 57 liters of wine yearly. Most of this consumption happens during Christmas time. France in 2008 was the world's fifth economic power, behind the USA, China, Japan and Germany, and just ahead of the UK. France has suffered since 2007 from the effects of the global recession, but the effects in France have been partly cushioned by a more cautious banking and investment sector, and by a tradition of state intervention in the economy. In many sectors, the French economy is among the strongest in the world. France is among the leading industrial economies in the automotive, aerospace, and railways sectors, as well as in cosmetics, luxury goods, insurance, pharmaceuticals, telecoms, power generation, defense, agriculture and hospitality. France is also the world's leading tourist destination. Regarding its labor market, France has one of the highest levels of graduates, and the highest number of science graduates per 1000 workers of any European country. The diversity of French cuisine as evidenced by the distinct dishes developed in different regions gave way to a variety of ways that French food may be consumed and enjoyed. Dishes from the French Mediterranean use herbs tomatoes and olive oil, while Northeastern France cuisine mostly contains beer and sauerkraut because of its strong German influence. A large amount of fruits and vegetables are
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