Since 2011, France has celebrated its gastronomy with passion and style each year and this year is no exception.
The first weekend of autumn will be marked this year by the 3rd annual Fête de la Gastronomie, a country wide festive celebration of French cuisine and its listing on UNESCO's world heritage list. Each edition of the festival will take a new theme to embrace and the further base the events around.
Last year's theme was "French country cooking, tradition and creation".
Over 6000 events were organised last year in the inaugural Fête de la Gastronomie with similar expectations for this year as well. Come the 20th, 21st and 22nd of September and head to the streets loaded with their dishes, recipes and menus or simply just their personal cutlery as citizens and travellers all throughout France come together to truly enjoy the wonders of French gastronomy.
As a centre piece behind this wonderful festival, chefs and restaurants will be creating menus for the public to taste. You can even exchange ideas on recipes and discover new ways to approach cooking through discussions with the chefs on the day. On top of all that, you will also find opportunities to taste and learn more about the art of accompanying wines to your dishes, a difficult skill in itself yet the chefs and restaurateurs will be more than excited in sharing their ideas and opinions to ensure you get the most out of every bite...or sip!
Put it in your diary and remember to head to the streets with family and friends on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of September, to join in and celebrate the rich diversity of French gastronomy.
Bon appétit !