Do you like strawberries but not onions? Milk chocolate but not dark? Meat but not fish? In the end, it’s all a matter of taste. But what exactly is taste?
Did you know that the French spend roughly two hours a day at the table? What does "breaking bread" with someone mean? If you understand a bit of French, you could download our booklet, "A Table! Tous Gastronomes!", which roughly means: "Calling All Foodies: It's Mealtime!" It will help you find out more about the gastronomic meal of the French. You'll find stories, games, recipes and lots of other delicious things inspired by great food. Including some pictures to colour in - no French required!
How does the food you eat end up on your plate?
Here’s an illustrated explanation of the journey made by food from field to meal. You can see all the stages: production, preparation, transport, purchasing, cooking and finally – it’s time to eat!
If you tried to count the number of different foods on market stalls or supermarket shelves, it would take an eternity. There must be hundreds, if not thousands. To keep them all organised, food is grouped into seven large families. Here we’ve presented them in order of importance for a varied and balanced diet.
Believe it or not, the food you eat (its origin, quality and quantity) has an impact on the planet as well as your health. Choosing foods that respect nature is called eating responsibly.