Bon Appétit !!!!! Avez-vous faim?


The Gastronomic Meal of the French -UNESCO has listed the Gastronomic Meal of the French as Intangible Cultural Heritage. It is based on the idea that this meal is a real social practice and contributes to the transmission of the French heritage.

La Gastronomie

http://www.frenchfoodintheus.org/IMG/pdf/Plaquette-SIQO-anglais.pdf


La Cuisine Française au patrimoine UNESCO


Le Repas Gastronomique des français




Vocabulary

Etudions la nourriture - this page has a number of vocabulary videos as well as excellent pictures of food, etc.

food vocabulary videos

Les fruits Cliquez et écoutez
Les legumesCliquez et écoutez
la nourriture 1.Cliquez et écoutez
la nourriture 2Cliquez et écoutez
la nourriture 3Cliquez et écoutez

(see nearer the bottom of this page for more vocabulary and grammar exercises and activities)

Ordering in a restaurant:

un repas classique


Living like the French - eat in courses

How my daughters learned to eat like the French - article from NYTimes, March 2012


Weights and measures and conversion: There are several here for your convenience.
http://www.delish.com/cooking/a839/metric-conversions/
http://www.convert-me.com/en/convert/cooking/
http://startcooking.com/measurement-and-conversion-charts
http://www.epicurious.com/tools/conversions/


Organizing and Planning a French Style Dinner

Some sample dishes for the various courses of a French meal (the ppt we looked at in class):



French Cuisine

Cooking Project:


Recipes and info :

French Food and Cook - complete with all you need: recipes, meal and table "how to", etc

Mrs. Shackelford's Pinterest Board for French Cuisine

About French Food- loaded with recipes and information

Globe Gate Gourmet (another excellent bibliography)

Marmiton - one of my favorite recipe sites ; in French only

Gastronomie des régions - vidéos de TF1

L'alimentation et produits régionaux - carte interactive

Recipe videos

Cuisine T.V.

French Cheese
La Cuisine de Veronique (recettes)
Index of French recipes
Adminet Recipe Links
Délices de France (recipes)
Les Recettes de Miam-Miam
Saveurs de France (regional products, etc.)


Shackelford crepe recipe:

truffles cream puffs

croque monsieur

Nuts for Nutella (Nutella recipes ! ! !)


More Shackelford Recipes - Actually, these came from my former professor, friend and mentor, Micheline Ghibaudo. She was from Nice, France, and she taught me (along with Julia Child;-) most of what I know about French food and cooking.


Gastronomie, spécialités culinaires (cliquez sur gastronomie/recettes de cuisine)



To Order authentic French specialties: Joie de vivre
Information(Recipes, etc.):


Chefs and cooking demonstrations
About Julia Child



(Note: You will find some Julia Child cooking videos on Youtube.)


Le bon pain français!



Dans la cuisine




Restaurants and cafés:( You will find examples of menus here):

Le Procope (oldest café in Paris)
Les Deux Magots - famous Parisian café
Menu from université de Paris
Brasseries
The Bistro (Cincinnati Restaurant!)
Jean Robert at Pigalls (in Cincinnati !)
Le Cordon Bleu- famous cooking school
Les restos du coeur (French "soup kitchens")



Paris Cafés (From CBS Sunday Morning)



Les marchés

Les légumes primeurs qui font leur grand retour sur les étals de marché. Asperges, petits pois, tomates, radis, haricots verts sont très demandés par les clients qui en ont assez des soupes d'hivers.


Les Patisseries

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Source: google.co.uk via Sarah on Pinterest




Le Vin

The French Paradox (60 Minutes episode)




Bien Manger - Nutrition

La Pyramide Alimentaire

Le guide nutrition pour les ados

MangerBouger.fr - site de la nutrition, santé, plaisir

Bien Manger, c'est Important !

Les 7 familles d'aliments (poster)



School Cafeterias
Les cantines scolaires sont de plus en plus nombreuses à proposer des menus bio pour les enfants. Les repas sont équilibrés et en plus, ils font vivre les petits producteurs locaux.


What school lunches look like around the world


Chaque jour, des centaines de kilos d'aliments sont jetés dans les poubelles des cantines. Pour sensibiliser les élèves au gaspillage alimentaire, l'association "De mon assiette à notre planète" intervient dans les établissements scolaires.




Les cantines scolaires du monde francophone - Explorez les cantines scolaires du monde francophone! Comparez vos menus avec ceux des écoles mondiales. Y-a-t-il des différences? Des similarités? Partagez une photo de votre déjeuner à la cantine scolaire avec nous. Affichez-la sur cette carte et décrivez le plat. Bon appétit!


Hamburgers!




For Fun, look at:
Les pommes frites sont belges!
Orangina - popular boisson
Tarte à l'escargot
Meet Monsieur Camembert

Le service du fromage - This site is in French, but within it are diagrams that depict the proper way to cut the different forms of cheese. Very useful, even for those who can't read French!



Games and practice exercises:

Café foods flashcards


The menu please - a listening activity
culture capsule : the menu, please
Table Place Settings Vocabulary games
"Au Café" vocabulary game
Vocabulaire Illustré en français (click on aliments-food)
Online grammar game for two people
Challenge Board game for one or two players
Food and food shopping game
Food shopping in France (matching, flash cards, etc.)
Verb game (faire, vouloir, pouvoir) for one or two players
Planning the special meal (a Quia game)
La Gastonomie Française Trackstar activity
Partitive or definite article?

English language food idioms and their French equivalents


Chocolate Tasting


crossword puzzle: ...answer key:


Internet Activities:
Check out the movies about French cuisine and French breakfast ! There are interactive exercises to go with them.
On va au restaurant à Paris
Avez-Vous Faim?
Don't Gross out the world


Défis Mondiaux - Question essentielle: Comment est-ce que les coutumes (usages et habitudes)

alimentaires révèlent les valeurs et croyances d'une culture?




Articles: En 2050 on mangera des insectes!

..... Say Bonjour to the McBaguette




Les Bonnes Manières
Setting the Table

Source: kel.re via Sarah on Pinterest





Recent news/articles:
The French are getting fatter too (NPR article)

Dispenser-style Bread?

French baker Jean-Louis Hecht has rolled out a 24-hour automated baguette dispenser, promising warm bread for hungry night owls, shift workers or anyone else who doesn't have time to pick one up during their bakery's opening hours.