Oysters to firemen’s balls: France’s real cultural calendar

Oysters to firemen’s balls: France’s real cultural calendar

Some countries have just four seasons, but those lucky enough to live in France have a dizzying array of different 'seasons' defined by food, drink, dress and festivals. Here is our guide to the real seasons of France.

QUIZ: How well do you know traditional French winter foods?

QUIZ: How well do you know traditional French winter foods?

Mozzarella outsells camembert in France for the first time

Mozzarella outsells camembert in France for the first time

Nine delicious seasonal French dishes to try this autumn
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Nine delicious seasonal French dishes to try this autumn

The 30 fruits and vegetables France is banning plastic packaging for
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The 30 fruits and vegetables France is banning plastic packaging for

Roquefort: The 600-year-old mouldy French cheese that heals wounds
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Roquefort: The 600-year-old mouldy French cheese that heals wounds

French blue cheese makers demand nutrition labelling exemption

French blue cheese makers demand nutrition labelling exemption

How France’s winemakers are setting prices after the pandemic

How France’s winemakers are setting prices after the pandemic

Rules of raclette: How to make one of France’s most popular cheese classics
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Rules of raclette: How to make one of France’s most popular cheese classics

How to drink your coffee in the French style
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How to drink your coffee in the French style

Why France’s raclette cheese season is starting earlier

Why France’s raclette cheese season is starting earlier

How Brexit will affect sending Christmas parcels between France and the UK

How Brexit will affect sending Christmas parcels between France and the UK

Bad weather halves wine harvest in France’s Burgundy vineyards

Bad weather halves wine harvest in France’s Burgundy vineyards

Champion Paris baguette maker allegedly shared extremist posts

Champion Paris baguette maker allegedly shared extremist posts

Marks & Spencer closures in France: Which stores are affected and when?

Marks & Spencer closures in France: Which stores are affected and when?

Five things to know about France’s victory in the ‘World Cup of cooking’

Five things to know about France’s victory in the ‘World Cup of cooking’

Martinique chef refused entry to dinner with Macron denounces discrimination

Martinique chef refused entry to dinner with Macron denounces discrimination

Why France’s Burgundy vineyards are more vulnerable to extreme weather

Why France’s Burgundy vineyards are more vulnerable to extreme weather

Macron announces creation of ‘centre of excellence’ for French cooking

Macron announces creation of ‘centre of excellence’ for French cooking

Mildew attack devastates French Champagne harvest

Mildew attack devastates French Champagne harvest

Artisan ales: How France became a nation of beer lovers

Artisan ales: How France became a nation of beer lovers

How you can get a garden in France if you live in a city

How you can get a garden in France if you live in a city

VAT refunds and English-speaking staff: How Calais wine warehouses plan to lure back Brits

VAT refunds and English-speaking staff: How Calais wine warehouses plan to lure back Brits

French cheese causes a stink at US customs

French cheese causes a stink at US customs

The 5 French habits that everyone should adopt

The 5 French habits that everyone should adopt

What you need to know for safe and enjoyable mushroom picking in France
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What you need to know for safe and enjoyable mushroom picking in France

Vendange: What you really sign up for when you agree to help with the French wine harvest

Vendange: What you really sign up for when you agree to help with the French wine harvest

Food and fuel prices in France behind rise in cost of living

Food and fuel prices in France behind rise in cost of living

‘The price of glory’ – Meet the Champagne industry lawyers charged with protecting the brand name

‘The price of glory’ – Meet the Champagne industry lawyers charged with protecting the brand name

From crêpes to cassoulet: The ultimate food map of France
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From crêpes to cassoulet: The ultimate food map of France

 Instagram rules even in rarefied world of French cuisine

 Instagram rules even in rarefied world of French cuisine

French wine production set for ‘historic low’ after disastrous frosts and wet summer

French wine production set for ‘historic low’ after disastrous frosts and wet summer

Will you need a health pass to sit outside at a French cafe?

Will you need a health pass to sit outside at a French cafe?

Why French Champagne growers are scrapping a 100-year-old rule

Why French Champagne growers are scrapping a 100-year-old rule

France issues health warning on ‘aphrodisiac’ honey

France issues health warning on ‘aphrodisiac’ honey

Lab-grown ‘foie gras’ cannot use product name, says French food producers group

Lab-grown ‘foie gras’ cannot use product name, says French food producers group

VIDEO: French drivers pull over to grab coffee after capsule spill

VIDEO: French drivers pull over to grab coffee after capsule spill

Paris start-up creates lab-grown foie gras to avoid force-feeding of ducks and geese

Paris start-up creates lab-grown foie gras to avoid force-feeding of ducks and geese

Is there really a French dessert that is a secret code for swingers?
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Is there really a French dessert that is a secret code for swingers?

Haute cuisine or hot dogs: What do the French really eat?

Haute cuisine or hot dogs: What do the French really eat?

IN PICTURES: Paris’ new robot-staffed pizza restaurant

IN PICTURES: Paris’ new robot-staffed pizza restaurant

French Champagne makers threaten boycott of Russia over ‘sparkling wine’ label

French Champagne makers threaten boycott of Russia over ‘sparkling wine’ label

French Champagne makers win court case against German supermarket’s sorbet

French Champagne makers win court case against German supermarket’s sorbet

Apéro: All you need to know about the French evening ritual
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Apéro: All you need to know about the French evening ritual

QR codes and sign-ins – how France’s reopened restaurants keep track of customers
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QR codes and sign-ins – how France’s reopened restaurants keep track of customers

French food producers left furious as artisan meats and cheeses labelled unhealthy

French food producers left furious as artisan meats and cheeses labelled unhealthy

What are the rules of having a BBQ in France?
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What are the rules of having a BBQ in France?

From fish and chips to hot sauce: How foreigners in France preserve their food traditions

From fish and chips to hot sauce: How foreigners in France preserve their food traditions

9 things that make Alsace different to the rest of France
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9 things that make Alsace different to the rest of France

Bottoms up! Five things to know about proposing a toast in France

Bottoms up! Five things to know about proposing a toast in France

Hell’s kitchen: Meet the French prison inmate who records cookery videos from his cell

Hell’s kitchen: Meet the French prison inmate who records cookery videos from his cell

OPINION: The ‘secret dinners’ scandal has tapped into two French obsessions – food and elitism

OPINION: The ‘secret dinners’ scandal has tapped into two French obsessions – food and elitism

Baguettiquette: Weird things the French do with bread

Baguettiquette: Weird things the French do with bread

French eat record amounts of cheese to help them through pandemic

French eat record amounts of cheese to help them through pandemic

French snail farmers struggling as restaurant shutdown kills trade

French snail farmers struggling as restaurant shutdown kills trade

Baguettes, Paris rooftops and French wine festivals fight for Unesco recognition

Baguettes, Paris rooftops and French wine festivals fight for Unesco recognition

Has the sacred French lunch break really been destroyed by Covid?

Has the sacred French lunch break really been destroyed by Covid?

Marks & Spencer closes a Paris store after weeks of Brexit-related food shortages

Marks & Spencer closes a Paris store after weeks of Brexit-related food shortages

La Chandeleur: The day the French get superstitious and go crazy over crepes

La Chandeleur: The day the French get superstitious and go crazy over crepes

France’s Champagne houses lose €1 billion after sales plunge

France’s Champagne houses lose €1 billion after sales plunge

OPINION: Why arguing over the dinner table is a crucial skill in France

OPINION: Why arguing over the dinner table is a crucial skill in France

Michelin awards first star to vegan restaurant in France

Michelin awards first star to vegan restaurant in France

Reader question: Can I get a take away during curfew in France?

Reader question: Can I get a take away during curfew in France?

No end in sight for Brexit shortages at Marks & Spencer food stores in Paris

No end in sight for Brexit shortages at Marks & Spencer food stores in Paris

Why one French supermarket chain has banned the sale of strawberries

Why one French supermarket chain has banned the sale of strawberries

Galette des Rois: Everything you need to know about France’s royal tart
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Galette des Rois: Everything you need to know about France’s royal tart

QUIZ: Test your knowledge with the ultimate French cheese quiz
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QUIZ: Test your knowledge with the ultimate French cheese quiz

Why do the French eat so much seafood at Christmas?
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Why do the French eat so much seafood at Christmas?

OPINION: Why the Paris Oyster Man is the hero who redeemed 2020

OPINION: Why the Paris Oyster Man is the hero who redeemed 2020

The 12 dishes that make up a classic French Christmas feast

The 12 dishes that make up a classic French Christmas feast

Black diamonds are forever: The importance of the truffle trade in rural France

Black diamonds are forever: The importance of the truffle trade in rural France

Five reasons the Bake Off is better in France than in Britain

Five reasons the Bake Off is better in France than in Britain

18 ways your eating and drinking habits change when you live in France
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18 ways your eating and drinking habits change when you live in France

Burning question: Do the French really hate all spices?

Burning question: Do the French really hate all spices?

Beaujolais Nouveau: 13 things you need to know about France’s famous wine
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Beaujolais Nouveau: 13 things you need to know about France’s famous wine

The six best French winter dishes made with cheese
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The six best French winter dishes made with cheese

Six things to know about tap water in France

Six things to know about tap water in France

Machon: The boozy French breakfast to beat the curfew blues

Machon: The boozy French breakfast to beat the curfew blues

Nine ways to compliment your French host’s cooking

Nine ways to compliment your French host’s cooking

Why this Christmas will be a good one for scallop-lovers in France

Why this Christmas will be a good one for scallop-lovers in France

Meet the French frog farmers attempting to crack the local market

Meet the French frog farmers attempting to crack the local market

8 of the best French desserts (with recipes)

8 of the best French desserts (with recipes)

Michelin calls off its 2021 France ceremony, but insists there will still be a guide

Michelin calls off its 2021 France ceremony, but insists there will still be a guide

The 10 heartiest French dishes to get you through winter – with recipes

The 10 heartiest French dishes to get you through winter – with recipes

Le Burger boom: What explains France’s ravenous appetite for hamburgers?

Le Burger boom: What explains France’s ravenous appetite for hamburgers?

What does the way you order a coffee in French say about you?

What does the way you order a coffee in French say about you?

REVEALED: This is how popular Nutella is in France

REVEALED: This is how popular Nutella is in France

‘Culinary terrorism’ – Why French TV viewers are furious about Salade Niçoise recipe

‘Culinary terrorism’ – Why French TV viewers are furious about Salade Niçoise recipe

Best Briehaviour: Your guide to French cheese etiquette
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Best Briehaviour: Your guide to French cheese etiquette

12 of the best food-based French idioms

12 of the best food-based French idioms

Why the price of fruit and vegetables has soared in France in 2020

Why the price of fruit and vegetables has soared in France in 2020

French producers battle to end the champagne surplus caused by lockdown

French producers battle to end the champagne surplus caused by lockdown

Is this the best ice-cream in France?

Is this the best ice-cream in France?

The five things the French find most annoying about Brits

The five things the French find most annoying about Brits

Lyon gastronomy complex gulped up by coronavirus crisis

Lyon gastronomy complex gulped up by coronavirus crisis

‘If French bistros disappear life disappears’, Paris chef warns

‘If French bistros disappear life disappears’, Paris chef warns

‘Scum of garlic’: When English translations of French menus go wrong

‘Scum of garlic’: When English translations of French menus go wrong

From frogs to foie gras: Your guide to French dinner etiquette
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From frogs to foie gras: Your guide to French dinner etiquette

French cheesemaker accidentally creates new ‘lockdown’ cheese

French cheesemaker accidentally creates new ‘lockdown’ cheese

French winemakers to turn unsold wine into hand sanitiser

French winemakers to turn unsold wine into hand sanitiser

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French restaurant guide to include lockdown response in 2021 listings

QUIZ: How well do you know your French pâtisseries?
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QUIZ: How well do you know your French pâtisseries?

Why coronavirus is threatening France’s artisan cheese makers

Why coronavirus is threatening France’s artisan cheese makers

QUIZ: Are you a connoisseur of French beers, wines and spirits?
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QUIZ: Are you a connoisseur of French beers, wines and spirits?

Beer, rosé wine and cigarettes – what the French are buying during lockdown

Beer, rosé wine and cigarettes – what the French are buying during lockdown

French stock up on baguettes in coronavirus lockdown

French stock up on baguettes in coronavirus lockdown

Death of Michel Roux, the French chef who revolutionised British dining

Death of Michel Roux, the French chef who revolutionised British dining

Cheese knives, hands and wine glasses – French table manners explained

Cheese knives, hands and wine glasses – French table manners explained

Trump’s US wine tariffs ‘threaten 100,000 jobs in French countryside’

Trump’s US wine tariffs ‘threaten 100,000 jobs in French countryside’

Carnivals, pancakes and excess: What Mardi Gras means in France
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Carnivals, pancakes and excess: What Mardi Gras means in France

EXPLAINED: Why petting cows at the farm show is crucial for French politicians
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EXPLAINED: Why petting cows at the farm show is crucial for French politicians

What you need to know about France’s most famous agriculture show

What you need to know about France’s most famous agriculture show

How France is setting its sights on the international whisky market

How France is setting its sights on the international whisky market

‘A crime against history’: Why Burgundy winegrowers are protesting in Paris

‘A crime against history’: Why Burgundy winegrowers are protesting in Paris

La Chandeleur: Why do the French eat crêpes on February 2nd?
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La Chandeleur: Why do the French eat crêpes on February 2nd?

French cheese traditionalists win latest round of 12-year camembert battle

French cheese traditionalists win latest round of 12-year camembert battle

Two Romanians fined in France over huge mushroom haul

Two Romanians fined in France over huge mushroom haul

From sushi to satay: Where to find the best Asian food in Paris

From sushi to satay: Where to find the best Asian food in Paris

The French chef launching a war against Dry January

The French chef launching a war against Dry January

The delicious French foods that are also surprisingly healthy

The delicious French foods that are also surprisingly healthy

How much should you tip the waiter or waitress in France?
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How much should you tip the waiter or waitress in France?

Your guide to making a traditional French cassoulet

Your guide to making a traditional French cassoulet

‘Soul of the community’ – The fight to save the Paris café
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‘Soul of the community’ – The fight to save the Paris café

How to deal with Thanksgiving leftovers the French way

How to deal with Thanksgiving leftovers the French way

French chef branded a ‘diva’ in Cheddar cheese soufflé legal battle

French chef branded a ‘diva’ in Cheddar cheese soufflé legal battle

Government abandons efforts to persuade French not to drink in January

Government abandons efforts to persuade French not to drink in January

French shock at US foie gras ruling: ‘How can the country of the Statue of Liberty ban this healthy delicacy?’

French shock at US foie gras ruling: ‘How can the country of the Statue of Liberty ban this healthy delicacy?’

‘An insult to my country’ – Horror in France at croissant and fromage faux pas
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‘An insult to my country’ – Horror in France at croissant and fromage faux pas

Only in France: Why a French Chef was charged €13k by taxman for eating at his own restaurant

Only in France: Why a French Chef was charged €13k by taxman for eating at his own restaurant

French cheese loses out to American and British products at ‘cheese Oscars’

French cheese loses out to American and British products at ‘cheese Oscars’

New French wine tax may make your apéro more expensive

New French wine tax may make your apéro more expensive

Brunch to cocktails: Where to go in Paris to really impress your date
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Brunch to cocktails: Where to go in Paris to really impress your date

What you need to know about France’s new museum of food

What you need to know about France’s new museum of food

French menus may soon have to state where their meat comes from

French menus may soon have to state where their meat comes from

US slaps extra tariffs on French goods – but Roquefort cheese is spared

US slaps extra tariffs on French goods – but Roquefort cheese is spared

French chef sues Michelin over claims he used Cheddar cheese in soufflé

French chef sues Michelin over claims he used Cheddar cheese in soufflé

Thirteen of the best cheap bars in Paris
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Thirteen of the best cheap bars in Paris

French absinthe is given geographical protection by the EU

French absinthe is given geographical protection by the EU

How to snack (or not) like a French person

How to snack (or not) like a French person

The French drunks who prove that France is embracing binge drinking

The French drunks who prove that France is embracing binge drinking

Daily dilemmas: Is it a pain au chocolat or a chocolatine?

Daily dilemmas: Is it a pain au chocolat or a chocolatine?

Daily dilemmas:  Is it a savory galette or a sweet crêpe?

Daily dilemmas: Is it a savory galette or a sweet crêpe?

The seven stats that reveal how Paris really is the world’s capital of culture

The seven stats that reveal how Paris really is the world’s capital of culture

French dilemmas: Is your daily bread a normal baguette or the ‘tradition’ version?

French dilemmas: Is your daily bread a normal baguette or the ‘tradition’ version?

Daily dilemma: What do you order in France steak tartare or entrecôte?

Daily dilemma: What do you order in France steak tartare or entrecôte?

Daily dilemmas: Roquefort v Camembert in the battle of the cheeses

Daily dilemmas: Roquefort v Camembert in the battle of the cheeses

QUIZ: How well do you know the north west of France?
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QUIZ: How well do you know the north west of France?

Daily dilemmas: Which drink is the best for the classic French apéro?

Daily dilemmas: Which drink is the best for the classic French apéro?

Furious French chef ‘insulted’ by Michelin’s claims he used Cheddar in his soufflé

Furious French chef ‘insulted’ by Michelin’s claims he used Cheddar in his soufflé

Do you know the limits for bringing alcohol and tobacco into France?

Do you know the limits for bringing alcohol and tobacco into France?

Top French chef reveals the secret weapon behind his 20 Michelin stars

Top French chef reveals the secret weapon behind his 20 Michelin stars

Heatwave will make for great French wines, say Bordeaux growers

Heatwave will make for great French wines, say Bordeaux growers

French restaurant crowned ‘best in the world’ for the first time

French restaurant crowned ‘best in the world’ for the first time

Is France’s famous LU Petit Beurre biscuit under threat?

Is France’s famous LU Petit Beurre biscuit under threat?

Revealed – the hot French dining trend that’s delicious, traditional and cheap
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Revealed – the hot French dining trend that’s delicious, traditional and cheap

Meet the Frenchwoman who makes the ‘world’s greatest pastry’

Meet the Frenchwoman who makes the ‘world’s greatest pastry’

Quiz: How well do you know your French food?
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Quiz: How well do you know your French food?

Roquefort: The 600-year-old mouldy French cheese that heals wounds
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Roquefort: The 600-year-old mouldy French cheese that heals wounds

Striking French workers blockade world’s largest Nutella factory

Striking French workers blockade world’s largest Nutella factory

French farmers warn of Charentais melon shortages this summer

French farmers warn of Charentais melon shortages this summer

French vegan activists handed jail terms for attacks on butchers shops

French vegan activists handed jail terms for attacks on butchers shops

Will I still be able to bring food from Britain to France after Brexit?

Will I still be able to bring food from Britain to France after Brexit?

Was foie gras salad to blame? Police probe launched into French retirement home deaths

Was foie gras salad to blame? Police probe launched into French retirement home deaths

World famous French market serves up record-breaking banquet

World famous French market serves up record-breaking banquet

Why 800 food products (including Nutella) are about to get a price hike in France

Why 800 food products (including Nutella) are about to get a price hike in France

Can French chefs really make vegan pastries?

Can French chefs really make vegan pastries?

The bad news about French baguettes you might want to know

The bad news about French baguettes you might want to know

Decoding the French: Why do they have such a thirst for UHT milk?

Decoding the French: Why do they have such a thirst for UHT milk?

Brexit: French spirits and wine exports to be hit hard by no-deal hangover

Brexit: French spirits and wine exports to be hit hard by no-deal hangover

How to make your own Galette des Rois

How to make your own Galette des Rois

Top food guide says quality of French cuisine is on the slide

Top food guide says quality of French cuisine is on the slide

French ham fans bring Hungarian pigs back from the brink

French ham fans bring Hungarian pigs back from the brink

The phenomenal figures that reveal the French appetite for fast food

The phenomenal figures that reveal the French appetite for fast food

France reveals new recipe to tackle the nation’s love of junk food

France reveals new recipe to tackle the nation’s love of junk food

Real d’olive? Half of olive oils sold in France are not what the label says

Real d’olive? Half of olive oils sold in France are not what the label says

Knights of tripe: The French food cults defending local delicacies

Knights of tripe: The French food cults defending local delicacies

Superstar French chef Ducasse takes his recipes to the River Seine

Superstar French chef Ducasse takes his recipes to the River Seine

French MPs want new tax to tackle France’s salt addiction

French MPs want new tax to tackle France’s salt addiction

French food royalty mourns again at memorial of world’s most-starred Michelin chef

French food royalty mourns again at memorial of world’s most-starred Michelin chef

Furious Eiffel Tower chef challenges rivals over eviction from top job

Furious Eiffel Tower chef challenges rivals over eviction from top job

French public warned over 10 ‘summer food scams’

French public warned over 10 ‘summer food scams’

French ‘chef of the century’ to be honoured at public ceremony

French ‘chef of the century’ to be honoured at public ceremony

Recipe for the perfect mashed potatoes, by France’s ‘chef of the century’

Recipe for the perfect mashed potatoes, by France’s ‘chef of the century’

French pastry chef’s ‘food porn’ has millions drooling on Instagram

French pastry chef’s ‘food porn’ has millions drooling on Instagram

How France’s new food industry laws will affect you

How France’s new food industry laws will affect you

Nordic and Mediterranean countries can make more of healthy cuisine: WHO

Nordic and Mediterranean countries can make more of healthy cuisine: WHO

France to ban ‘misleading’ veggie steaks and sausages

France to ban ‘misleading’ veggie steaks and sausages

French public warned to avoid 10 everyday foods due to health risks

French public warned to avoid 10 everyday foods due to health risks

French come up with new flavour of ice cream: Glace aux rillettes anyone?

French come up with new flavour of ice cream: Glace aux rillettes anyone?

Are compulsory doggy bags on their way for French restaurants?

Are compulsory doggy bags on their way for French restaurants?

Shepherd’s pie and Monday openings: British chef brings taste of UK to Parisians

Shepherd’s pie and Monday openings: British chef brings taste of UK to Parisians

Burgers triumph over baguettes in French fast food wars

Burgers triumph over baguettes in French fast food wars

Why in the land of haute cuisine, do the French have such an appetite for pizza?

Why in the land of haute cuisine, do the French have such an appetite for pizza?

Canadians cause a stink by beating France to take top Camembert prize

Canadians cause a stink by beating France to take top Camembert prize

Grated Camembert! Who said the French were stuck in their ways?

Grated Camembert! Who said the French were stuck in their ways?

French and Americans are poles apart… when it comes to time spent eating

French and Americans are poles apart… when it comes to time spent eating

Revealed: How the French have developed a growing appetite for snacking

Revealed: How the French have developed a growing appetite for snacking

Why do the French love saucisson so much?

Why do the French love saucisson so much?

Fears in France that Camembert truce will lead to cheese ruin

Fears in France that Camembert truce will lead to cheese ruin

How a homeless Paris dishwasher became a Michelin-starred chef

How a homeless Paris dishwasher became a Michelin-starred chef

In numbers: What you need to know about France’s 621 Michelin-starred restaurants

In numbers: What you need to know about France’s 621 Michelin-starred restaurants

Paris parents take up fight against crummy school meals

Paris parents take up fight against crummy school meals

Michelin guide allows pressured French chef to hand back his three stars

Michelin guide allows pressured French chef to hand back his three stars

What the ‘great Nutella riots’ of 2018 tell us about the French

What the ‘great Nutella riots’ of 2018 tell us about the French

Cheese heists to oyster raids: How France is struggling in fight against gourmet thieves

Cheese heists to oyster raids: How France is struggling in fight against gourmet thieves

France crowned champions at ice cream world cup

France crowned champions at ice cream world cup

Fearful French bakers seek World Heritage status for the traditional baguette

Fearful French bakers seek World Heritage status for the traditional baguette

French cheese heist: 700 blocks of Saint-Nectaire pilfered by thieves

French cheese heist: 700 blocks of Saint-Nectaire pilfered by thieves

Future of France’s ‘smelliest cheese’ threatened by wild boars

Future of France’s ‘smelliest cheese’ threatened by wild boars

Discovery of wild truffle on Paris rooftop hailed as boon for urban gardeners

Discovery of wild truffle on Paris rooftop hailed as boon for urban gardeners

The many, many ways you can commit food sacrilege in France
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The many, many ways you can commit food sacrilege in France

Fonduegate and why the customer is not always right in France

Fonduegate and why the customer is not always right in France

Why you shouldn’t actually say ‘Bon appétit’ in France
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Why you shouldn’t actually say ‘Bon appétit’ in France

The French dining rules you’ll need to follow at Christmas

The French dining rules you’ll need to follow at Christmas

An ode to tartiflette: The ‘most in demand recipe in France’

An ode to tartiflette: The ‘most in demand recipe in France’

Paris restaurant ranked ‘best in the world’ for second consecutive year

Paris restaurant ranked ‘best in the world’ for second consecutive year

French vote for Boeuf Bourguignon as country’s ‘national dish’

French vote for Boeuf Bourguignon as country’s ‘national dish’

The one French breakfast habit that will leave you shocked

The one French breakfast habit that will leave you shocked

French urged to go ‘flexitarian’ and cut down on much-loved meat

French urged to go ‘flexitarian’ and cut down on much-loved meat

Owner of historic French Alps inn wins top food award

Owner of historic French Alps inn wins top food award

Food in the nude: Paris gets its first naked restaurant

Food in the nude: Paris gets its first naked restaurant

How ‘3,000 tonnes of tuberculosis infected beef’ ends up on plates in France each year

How ‘3,000 tonnes of tuberculosis infected beef’ ends up on plates in France each year

‘Worst since the war’: Just how bad is France’s butter shortage?

‘Worst since the war’: Just how bad is France’s butter shortage?

France breathes sigh of relief as China reopens borders to pungent cheeses

France breathes sigh of relief as China reopens borders to pungent cheeses

France: Hennessy expands to satisfy Americans’ insatiable thirst for Cognac

France: Hennessy expands to satisfy Americans’ insatiable thirst for Cognac

Why do Parisians waste more food than anywhere else in France?

Why do Parisians waste more food than anywhere else in France?

French baker leads crusade to protect ‘noble’ croissant from industrial pastries

French baker leads crusade to protect ‘noble’ croissant from industrial pastries

‘World’s first’ flavoured oysters to be launched in France

‘World’s first’ flavoured oysters to be launched in France

Orthorexia: When ‘healthy eating’ ends up making you sick

Orthorexia: When ‘healthy eating’ ends up making you sick

French restaurant bans mobile phones at the table… and ketchup and Coca-Cola

French restaurant bans mobile phones at the table… and ketchup and Coca-Cola

US supermarket sparks outcry over French cheese map that stinks

US supermarket sparks outcry over French cheese map that stinks

Historic French town fights back against ‘aggressive’ McDonald’s advertising

Historic French town fights back against ‘aggressive’ McDonald’s advertising

British recipe for ‘sausage croissant’ sparks social media uproar in France

British recipe for ‘sausage croissant’ sparks social media uproar in France

French government publishes first list of products linked to contaminated eggs

French government publishes first list of products linked to contaminated eggs

In France, you can get your oysters from a vending machine

In France, you can get your oysters from a vending machine

Why the French aren’t eating quite as healthily as you thought

Why the French aren’t eating quite as healthily as you thought

New survey ranks France’s best cities for restaurants (and Paris is not top)

New survey ranks France’s best cities for restaurants (and Paris is not top)

How much does the traditional ‘apéro’ really mean to French people?
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How much does the traditional ‘apéro’ really mean to French people?

French boy left disabled after eating a steak haché: Former company bosses go on trial

French boy left disabled after eating a steak haché: Former company bosses go on trial

Controversial French nutritionist Dukan releases book aimed at pregnant women

Controversial French nutritionist Dukan releases book aimed at pregnant women

French consumption of organic products dramatically on the rise

French consumption of organic products dramatically on the rise

‘I didn’t consider anywhere else’: studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris
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‘I didn’t consider anywhere else’: studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

France launches app to help diners know how clean their favourite restaurant really is

France launches app to help diners know how clean their favourite restaurant really is

Things you should NEVER do when dining in France

Things you should NEVER do when dining in France

France on global charm offensive to teach ‘the art of French eating’

France on global charm offensive to teach ‘the art of French eating’

The complete A to Z of food in France, according to famed American chef David Lebovitz

The complete A to Z of food in France, according to famed American chef David Lebovitz

French purists outraged as McDonald’s puts potatoes in Salade Nicoise

French purists outraged as McDonald’s puts potatoes in Salade Nicoise

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Why eating at Michelin’s top restaurants in Paris just really isn’t worth it

The French food you love but should really steer clear of

The French food you love but should really steer clear of

France moves to protect Alps version of raclette from cheesy fakes

France moves to protect Alps version of raclette from cheesy fakes

American chefs win top French cooking competition

American chefs win top French cooking competition

Welcome to France – where pig’s entrails, eggs and cheese are sold in vending machines

Welcome to France – where pig’s entrails, eggs and cheese are sold in vending machines

Paris restaurant ranked ‘best in world’

Paris restaurant ranked ‘best in world’

Famous French treat gets trademarked… by the Chinese

Famous French treat gets trademarked… by the Chinese

Myth busting: Half of French adults are now overweight

Myth busting: Half of French adults are now overweight

And France’s top chef of the year is… ‘Monsieur Idiot’

And France’s top chef of the year is… ‘Monsieur Idiot’

The French ‘delicacies’ foreigners find hard to stomach

The French ‘delicacies’ foreigners find hard to stomach

Do the French really still eat frogs’ legs?

Do the French really still eat frogs’ legs?

How to make France’s ‘most-loved’ dish: Magret de Canard

How to make France’s ‘most-loved’ dish: Magret de Canard

Countdown: The ten dishes the French love the most

Countdown: The ten dishes the French love the most

Bayer-Monsanto deal ‘danger for our food’: French chefs

Bayer-Monsanto deal ‘danger for our food’: French chefs

France to chew over tax on junk food to fight obesity

France to chew over tax on junk food to fight obesity

Do French kids get the best school lunches in the world?

Do French kids get the best school lunches in the world?

Frenchman ruins his wedding after running over policeman

Frenchman ruins his wedding after running over policeman

How to make France’s famed Île Flottante dessert

How to make France’s famed Île Flottante dessert

RECIPE: How to make the tastiest ratatouille

RECIPE: How to make the tastiest ratatouille

France could hike taxes on soda and chocolate bars

France could hike taxes on soda and chocolate bars

Top French chefs win big at world restaurant awards

Top French chefs win big at world restaurant awards

Paris restaurants open up kitchens to refugee chefs

Paris restaurants open up kitchens to refugee chefs

The French eating habits the world should learn from
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The French eating habits the world should learn from

Why do the French take such long lunch breaks?

Why do the French take such long lunch breaks?

Nine French eating habits you will probably find peculiar

Nine French eating habits you will probably find peculiar

Is France’s cassoulet set to take over the world?

Is France’s cassoulet set to take over the world?

Fine dining French the world’s biggest scoffers of pizza

Fine dining French the world’s biggest scoffers of pizza

And the favourite dish of French people is…?

And the favourite dish of French people is…?

France laughs at UK chain’s new ‘straight’ croissants

France laughs at UK chain’s new ‘straight’ croissants

French stores will be forced to donate old food

French stores will be forced to donate old food

Hollande treats Obama to three-star French cuisine

Hollande treats Obama to three-star French cuisine

French food ‘critic’ fined €7,500 for fake review

French food ‘critic’ fined €7,500 for fake review

‘I survived the war, I’m not giving up saucisson’

‘I survived the war, I’m not giving up saucisson’

Health dangers of classic French fare laid bare

Health dangers of classic French fare laid bare

Proust’s Madeleine cakes started life as toast

Proust’s Madeleine cakes started life as toast

Italy’s Eataly challenges France for food crown

Italy’s Eataly challenges France for food crown

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Eight top vegetarian restaurants in France

Is France finally set to embrace vegetarianism?

Is France finally set to embrace vegetarianism?

The ten French foods I miss more than anything

The ten French foods I miss more than anything

Bagels battle baguettes for French appetites

Bagels battle baguettes for French appetites

1,000 French restaurants sign up for 2 for 1 deal

1,000 French restaurants sign up for 2 for 1 deal

MP calls for veggie meals in all French schools

MP calls for veggie meals in all French schools

US orders a million donuts from France

US orders a million donuts from France

Swedes in flap about ‘brutal’ French bird dish

Swedes in flap about ‘brutal’ French bird dish

Paris chefs embrace rooftop gardens

Paris chefs embrace rooftop gardens

French supermarkets to give away unsold food

French supermarkets to give away unsold food

French ‘Ratatouille’ chef named world’s best

French ‘Ratatouille’ chef named world’s best

French cuisine ready for global charm offensive

French cuisine ready for global charm offensive

Superstar French chef accused of ‘harassment’

Superstar French chef accused of ‘harassment’

Burgers rival baguettes for French taste buds

Burgers rival baguettes for French taste buds

France to host another US fast food giant

France to host another US fast food giant

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France tries three for stealing out-of-date food

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Michelin reveals 2015 restaurant list for France

French scallops cleaned in China then sent back

French scallops cleaned in China then sent back

World’s most starred French chef seeks more

World’s most starred French chef seeks more

A Made in France ‘Halal test’ to check for pork

A Made in France ‘Halal test’ to check for pork

France reveals anti-binge drinking crackdown

France reveals anti-binge drinking crackdown

French baguette conquers new markets

French baguette conquers new markets

France’s top female chef takes skills to New York

France’s top female chef takes skills to New York

Calais migrants reject ‘bland’ food handout

Calais migrants reject ‘bland’ food handout

Depardieu: ‘I drink 14 bottles of booze a day’

Depardieu: ‘I drink 14 bottles of booze a day’

Top French chefs want banned bird on menu

Top French chefs want banned bird on menu

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Ten great bars in Paris only locals know about

Godfather of French gastronomy bans meat

Godfather of French gastronomy bans meat

Fruit and veg prices tumble in France

Fruit and veg prices tumble in France

And the priciest place in France for an ‘apéro’ is?

And the priciest place in France for an ‘apéro’ is?

France asks EU for help after Russia food ban

France asks EU for help after Russia food ban

Plan to make stores give unsold food to charity

Plan to make stores give unsold food to charity

France launches logo to boost homemade cuisine

France launches logo to boost homemade cuisine

Depardieu to open French eatery in Moscow

Depardieu to open French eatery in Moscow

Frenchman eats from Europe’s bins in protest

Frenchman eats from Europe’s bins in protest

Paris: Thousands dine out in culinary flash mob

Paris: Thousands dine out in culinary flash mob

Hollande to chow down with Russia, US leaders

Hollande to chow down with Russia, US leaders

French restaurants fail to make world’s top ten list

French restaurants fail to make world’s top ten list

Minister apologizes for ‘disgusting’ food gaffe

Minister apologizes for ‘disgusting’ food gaffe

Minister slams Elysée’s cooking as ‘disgusting’

Minister slams Elysée’s cooking as ‘disgusting’

Frogs’ legs: French police bust poaching ring

Frogs’ legs: French police bust poaching ring

Widow fined for drink at husband’s graveside

Widow fined for drink at husband’s graveside

Paris names the best baguette in the capital

Paris names the best baguette in the capital

‘Mad’ Michelin guide reveals new star rankings

‘Mad’ Michelin guide reveals new star rankings

French second best in world for healthy diet

French second best in world for healthy diet

The Americans who won over Parisian palates

The Americans who won over Parisian palates

Israel risks French ire with ban on foie gras

Israel risks French ire with ban on foie gras

US upholds ban on ‘putrid’ French cheese

US upholds ban on ‘putrid’ French cheese

French menus set to get ‘homemade’ quality mark

French menus set to get ‘homemade’ quality mark

France to ease ‘best-by’ rules to cut food waste

France to ease ‘best-by’ rules to cut food waste

Sex or food? Poll reveals top French past-time

Sex or food? Poll reveals top French past-time

French youths have good food info and bad habits

French youths have good food info and bad habits

French ‘restaurants’ set for ready meals ban

French ‘restaurants’ set for ready meals ban

French oyster lovers to munch on Swedish spats

French oyster lovers to munch on Swedish spats

The scandal of France’s shrimp-stealing Top Chef

The scandal of France’s shrimp-stealing Top Chef

‘It’s hard to find classic French cuisine done well’

‘It’s hard to find classic French cuisine done well’

Student given jail term for cannabis cookie prank

Student given jail term for cannabis cookie prank

France tops EU ranking for horsemeat products

France tops EU ranking for horsemeat products

Cheesed off New Yorkers slam mimolette blockade

Cheesed off New Yorkers slam mimolette blockade

French chefs launch elite ‘quality restaurant’ grade

French chefs launch elite ‘quality restaurant’ grade

Junk food on the rise in French schools

Junk food on the rise in French schools

Banned mutton found at scandal-hit French firm

Banned mutton found at scandal-hit French firm

French diners feast on Indonesian frogs

French diners feast on Indonesian frogs

Police close Paris diner selling caterpillar stew

Police close Paris diner selling caterpillar stew

British coq rules the French roosters

British coq rules the French roosters

Drug-tainted horsemeat in the food chain: France

Drug-tainted horsemeat in the food chain: France

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French diner screams at sight of frog’s legs

Michelin anoints France’s youngest triple-star chef

Michelin anoints France’s youngest triple-star chef

French charities ready to hand out horsemeat

French charities ready to hand out horsemeat

Horse drug enters food chain in France: UK

Horse drug enters food chain in France: UK

McDonald’s woos France with camembert burger

McDonald’s woos France with camembert burger

France promises inquiry into horsemeat scandal

France promises inquiry into horsemeat scandal

Made in France – ‘horse lasagne’ sparks UK alert

Made in France – ‘horse lasagne’ sparks UK alert

Marseille: ‘A city with a unique soul’

Marseille: ‘A city with a unique soul’

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Danone could cut Europe staff amid flagging sales

Minister backtracks on tripling restaurant VAT

Minister backtracks on tripling restaurant VAT

Study linking GM food to cancer a ‘non-event’

Study linking GM food to cancer a ‘non-event’

French drinks company Belvedere strikes creditor deal

French drinks company Belvedere strikes creditor deal

Burger tooth ‘belonged to woman eating it’

Burger tooth ‘belonged to woman eating it’

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French munching more burgers: study

Brigitte Bardot supports renegade cow

Brigitte Bardot supports renegade cow

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Man ‘happy’ as beer fight leads to mum-in-law ban

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Foie gras makers protest against California ban

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Euro crisis sours Danone outlook

Drunken deer forces driver off the road

Drunken deer forces driver off the road

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Energy drinks blamed for heart deaths

Kate’s diet guru faces legal threat

Kate’s diet guru faces legal threat

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Man asked for coffee – airline gave him drain cleaner

Tokyo tops Paris as world food capital

Tokyo tops Paris as world food capital

Legendary Harry’s Bar marks 100 years of cocktails in Paris

Legendary Harry’s Bar marks 100 years of cocktails in Paris

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US ‘modernist’ chef takes on Gallic gastronomes

Woman finds human tooth in hamburger

Woman finds human tooth in hamburger

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Dodgy mushrooms swell emergency rooms

Young chef wows northern France with sensual cooking

Young chef wows northern France with sensual cooking

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French chef brings ‘gastronomic culture’ to Kremlin

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Danone first-half net profits up 2.7%

Fatty liver sets off Franco-German dispute

Fatty liver sets off Franco-German dispute

French soda Orangina marks 75 years of ad fizz

French soda Orangina marks 75 years of ad fizz

UK sprouts firm rejects French E.coli claims

UK sprouts firm rejects French E.coli claims

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Eatery drops Michelin star ‘to attract guests’

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Five children hospitalised after new E.coli outbreak

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Cow beats lion in battle of the cheeses