The food of France is a wonderful entryway into learning about French culture and the characteristics that define France from one region to the next. Culinary history stretches way back in France and each region has its own unique story to tell.
Regional differences are of course gradually disappearing in France, just as they are everywhere in the world. But by observing and enjoying foods and recipes of each region, we can help perpetuate a little longer the wonderful gastronomic traditions of the Hexagon. Vive la France and all the great food that helps define it as a culture.
Here is a fast and furious tour of French regional cuisine and the food of France.