French Gastronomy Guide

French Gastronomy

France is considered by many to be Gourmet mecca, with countless world class, refined dishes and ingredients. Below, you can enjoy pieces on some of France´s most appreciated food gems including French truffles, sea salt and olive oil. There is also a printable, handy A-Z food glossary (French to English).


French A-Z Food Dictionary

French A-Z Food Dictionary
Informative French- English Gastronomic Glossary; an A-Z food vocabulary....

French Caviar

French Caviar
French caviar? Yes, surprisingly, some of the best caviar in the world is now being produced in France! Learn all about the industry, production methods and recommended brands here


French Chocolate

French Chocolate
French chocolate is renowned, with top chocolate brands like Valrhona at the forefront of luxury gourmet chocolate production in the world. Read more about the history of chocolate in France and recommended producers...

French Hams

French Hams
The Jambon de Bayonne is well known throughout France and indeed Europe as being a top example of expertly cured and aged gourmet ham and there are a number of other regions that we have outlined in this profile of French Ham that offer mouth watering jambons from Jambon de Savoie to Jambon d'Ardeche


French Olive Oil

French Olive Oil
The Huile d' Olive of France is some of the finest in the world, with a number of high end small volume producers creating knockout olive oils particularly in the south....

French Truffles

French Truffles
One of France's most mythical gourmet delicacies is the Black Perigord truffle, which comes from the majestically beautiful Dordogne region of South Western France, an idyllic area known for bucolic rivers and castles...


French Truffles

Fleur de Sel
French hand harvested sea salt, called Fleur de Sel, is a must for gourmets and home chefs alike. Learn all about the intriguing artisan process of this salt production here...