French Gastronomy Guide
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 FranceÂ´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 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 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...
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
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....
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...
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...