For everybody excited about exploring the cuisine and food and wine culture of France, this book is the perfect primer. It introduces the key regions of France and the specialities of each, covering their history and significance to the local people. It explains the dishes that you will find on the regional menus, how to order and eat them, and other essential words and phrases for navigating the French food scene.
The extensive section on etiquette covers all the dos and don’ts of local customs so you need never feel awkward or uncertain. From how to toast fellow diners correctly (tip: always look them in the eye), to never biting into your piece of bread directly (tip: break bread into pieces before eating it, and it’s fine to mop up food from your plate with it).
A dedicated feature also demystifies French wine so that you can taste and appreciate it like a local. Regions covered: Lyon, Paris, Provence, Burgundy, Normandy, Alsace, Champagne, Perigord, Loire and Dordogne.