French Gastronomy

Origin and story of French culinary traditions

Origine et histoire de l'épiphanie
Origine et histoire de la bûche de Noël

Origin and story of French typical dishes

Origine et histoire du pain d'épices

Expresssions related to food

As you might have noticed, the French always talk about food. As a consequence we have hundreds of expressions related to dishes, ingredients, utensils… As we often use or hear them, we don’t necessarily pay any attention but literally translated in English, many of them can seem so strange or even absurd. There is always an explanation.

Expression française liée à la cuisine En faire tout un fromage
Why do the French say "Best soups are made in old pots"
Expression française liée à la cuisine Haut comme trois pommes