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1
French Food and culture part 1
  • By Thomas McConnell

2
La Baguette.
  • La Baguette is perhaps the most famous French
    bread, distinguished by its long slender shape,
    thin crunchy crust and slits cut into the top to
    allow for proper gas exchange during cooking.
    Baguettes are made from processed wheat and are a
    refined product of the city and symbolic of
    industrialization.

3
Caviar
  • Caviar is a gourmet delicacy processed from the
    extracted and salted roe of a Sturgeon. True
    caviar comes from a Sturgeon and can be bought
    fresh (unpasteurized) or pasteurized (costs a lot
    less) Other fish eggs or roe are caviar
    substitute. Caviar is held in high esteem by the
    french and advocates of Haute Cuisine.

4
Croissants
  • Croissant are among the most famous French
    breakfast foods and/or afternoon snacks for the
    young ones. Croissants are typically sold in
    Boulangeries (Bakery) or Patisseries (pastry
    shop) along side other baked breads and
    pastries.

5
Cheese
  • Cheese or fromage is the french topping of
    choice for a fresh baked, fluffy baguette or pain
    de campaign. In France, one can purchase artisan
    crafted cheeses from specialty shops known as
    Fromageries. There are more types of French
    cheeses than there are days in the year, to
    underscore the importance of this refined french
    food.

6
Crème Brulee
  • Crème brûlée is first mentioned in François
    Massialot's 1691 cookbook. This well known French
    dessert consists of a vanilla custard base with a
    hard caramelized top, served cold in a shallow
    ramekin. Creme brulee can be found in the busy
    streets of Paris sold by a street-side patisserie
    and on almost every restaurant, cafe, and
    brasserie menu.

7
Crepes
  • Crepes are a thin pancake-like wrap made from
    milk (or water), eggs, and wheat flour, fried in
    a pan. This famous French food originated in
    Brittany, a region in the northwest of France.
    Crepes are consumed throughout France and has
    been considered a national dish. There are two
    traditional Crepe batters Sweet and/or Savory
    depending on the dish and the fillings range
    accordingly.

8
Escargot (snails)
  • Escargot, originating from Burgundy, are cooked
    snails served as an appetizer. Usually stuffed
    with butter, garlic and parsley. This famous
    French food is found throughout France.
    Deeeeelicious. for the French ?

9
Ratatouille
  • Ratatouilles a traditional French Provencal
    stewed vegetable dish, originating from Nice. The
    key ingredient is tomato, with garlic, onion,
    zucchini, eggplant, and bell peppers seasoned
    with various herbs de Provence cooked over an
    open flame.

10
French Food and culture part 2
  • By Thomas McConnell

11
Miming
  • The classic white faced French Mime, that mimes
    everything to pulling ropes, the glass wall,
    walking in the wind and moon walking
  • The most famous mimest was

Marcel Marceau
12
Monuments
  • Obviously the most famous is the Eiffel tower
    made by Gustave Eiffel.
  • But there are may more that maybe are a bit over
    shadowed by the Eiffel Tower
  • Arc de Troimpe
  • Notre dame
  • La Grande Arche

13
Sum Up
  • France is difference to
    England in many ways it has more monuments,
    exotic food, Culture and they speak a different
    language.
  • England is Different to France because we use
    more home grown food, we also are famous for
    theatre performances and other stuff.
  • ?

14
?Thank you for watching?
  • By Thomas McConnell
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