filed in Geographical Eating Habits on Aug.31, 2010
Rich cuisine is one of greatest French treasures. French people are very much addicted to their families so they always try to find as many occasions to have some time on table with their families and friends. Most people in France start their day with breakfast that is known as le petit déjeuner. Their breakfast is consists of coffee and hot chocolate. Lunch is considered a leisurely affair by French people but several meal courses are included in their lunch menue. They mostly like to each salad in lunch in summer season and in winter they like to eat hot soup. However meat, fish, cheese, fruits and sometimes desserts are also enjoyed as lunch meal by French people.
Children who returned back from schools like to have bread with jam or chocolate and sometimes a glass of milk. Le gouter is known as afternoon snacks of French people. When they eat their evening meal, they come together on dinning table and talk about whole day activities with each other. Wine is served as after meal drink. French food is pretty one that consists of fresh fruits, vegetables, cheese, bread, dairy products and grain foods and people of all ages enjoy their food.
French people use their food to their full potential. French people always focus on eating healthy food but over the last decades their eating habits tend to be changed. With introducitn of fast food, their eating habits change frequently and they now eat steadfast. Eating is considered leisure activity by French.
- French are very civilized people and they have rich dinning manners. Some of them are:
- Napkins are kept in laps immediately after sitting.
- Bread should be kept on the upper left edge of plate.
- Guests wait for the host to offer toast before drinking when meal is served.
- Bread is tearing in small portion sizes before eating.
- If some one asks to pass salt on dinning table, they pass both salt and pepper.
- Plates are wiped with the piece of bread at the end of meal.
- Pommes frites are eaten with help of fingers by French.