Le Taste of France will celebrate the French Fête de la Gastronomie with a 10-day celebration of French cuisine and lifestyle that will be taking place throughout the United States from Sept. 19, leading up to Le Taste of France Show in New York ending on Sunday, Sept. 30. This national French Lifestyle campaign is in honor of “La Fête de la Gastronomie”in France.
The French gastronomy abroad: For many years now, French chefs have been proudly flying the flag for French gastronomy all over the world. Thanks to our talented chefs, culinary craftsmen and other professionals in the sector, French gastronomy is a major export product, a part of everyday life present almost everywhere you go throughout the world. In 2012, the Fête de la Gastronomie will be making its presence felt particularly strongly in two flagship foreign cities: New-York and Tokyo (Japan and the United States of America are the two countries boasting the largest number of Michelin-starred chefs outside France). Chefs, culinary craftsmen and other talented individuals have already begun work on the major events they have planned.
The Fête de la Gastronomie: French gastronomy is a living tradition that has cemented French society throughout the centuries, uniting the population at mealtimes and providing a subject of conversation at all times! The Fête de la Gastronomie is all about food and cooking, a joyous, generous occasion, when the general public and professionals from the world of gastronomy get together to celebrate this unique, unifying, identity-creating element of our shared heritage. The festival is organized on the first day of autumn each year. The aim is to shine a light on gastronomy and all its diverse forms (with the help of those working in the sector, their produce and their expertise) and invite everyone else, whether true foodies or just curious observers, to enjoy French gastronomy’s many treasures wherever they may be.
This year’s theme:This year, the French nation, food-lovers all, will be invited to celebrate the diversity and creativity of their terroirs, whose history and modernity both bear witness to a French gastronomy that is rich and alive, remains close to its roots, and thrives on tradition. Cooking is above all a social and cultural act. The traditions of the French terroir demonstrate their capacity to welcome new ideas and at the same time return repeatedly to its roots, as well as to integrate culinary practices from other places and cultures. Maintaining the rich diversity of produce originating in France’s many terroirs that the creative cook has a wide palette from which to choose from when working on a new culinary creation.
How to join in: Get involved in the festival. To learn more: www.fete-gastronomie.fr
See events in the United States:
What exactly is the Fête de la Gastronomie? (content from www.fete-gastronomie.fr)