French Cuisine, Deliciously Esquisite 

21 Jul

A nouvelle cuisine 

French haute cuisine 

French wines are usually made to accompany French cuisine

French cuisine consists of the cooking traditions and practices from France.

In the 14th century Guillaume Tirel, a court chef known as “Taillevent”, wrote Le Viandier, one of the earliest recipe collections of medieval France. During that time, French cuisine was heavily influenced by Italian cuisine. In the 17th century, chefs François Pierre La Varenne and Marie-Antoine Carême spearheaded movements that shifted French cooking away from its foreign influences and developed France’s own indigenous style. Cheese and wine are a major part of the cuisine. They play different roles regionally and nationally, with many variations and appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) (regulated appellation) laws.

French cuisine was codified in the 20th century by Auguste Escoffier to become the modern haute cuisine; Escoffier, however, left out much of the local culinary character to be found in the regions of France and was considered difficult to execute by home cooks. Gastro-tourism and the Guide Michelin helped to acquaint people with the rich bourgeois and peasant cuisine of the French countryside starting in the 20th century. Gascon cuisine has also had great influence over the cuisine in the southwest of France. Many dishes that were once regional have proliferated in variations across the country.

Knowledge of French cooking has contributed significantly to Western cuisines. Its criteria are used widely in Western cookery school boards and culinary education. In November 2010, French gastronomy was added by the UNESCO to its lists of the world’s “intangible cultural heritage”.[1][2


Posted by on July 21, 2017 in brunch



9 responses to “French Cuisine, Deliciously Esquisite 

  1. Anna

    June 16, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Getting hungry 😉

    Liked by 1 person

  2. GP Cox

    June 17, 2017 at 4:06 am

    If I ate meals that small, I wouldn’t have a weight problem, eh? It does look delicious!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. America On Coffee

    June 17, 2017 at 6:27 am

    That is not a small meal. It comes in 3 parts. SOooo yummy and pacific paratrooper!!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. America On Coffee

    August 1, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Hahahahaha!!!! A real work of art on the senses!! LOL!!!


  5. k'skitchenchronicles

    August 25, 2017 at 1:59 am

    Ahhh…so very tempting…a refreshing post indeed💖

    Liked by 1 person

  6. America On Coffee

    August 25, 2017 at 10:52 am

    You sure have some yummy recipes. Thanks for stopping by and commenting k’skitchenchronicles!!! Have a 👍👍Weekend!!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. k'skitchenchronicles

    August 25, 2017 at 11:00 am

    That is so incredibly kind of you…you have a great weekend as well❤

    Liked by 1 person

  8. foodsoftheworld2017

    November 8, 2017 at 7:57 am

    This is a gorgeous photo! Very inspiring

    Liked by 1 person

  9. America On Coffee

    November 8, 2017 at 11:58 am

    Thank you!

    Liked by 1 person


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