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Exploring the Art of Cooking in France

French cooking is truly something special, and the French take great pride in their cuisine. Learn about the different types of cuisine and get a taste of local specialties.

The French take great pride in the kitchen arts and spend an inordinate amount of time on preparing, discussing, and eating food. Curious about French cuisine? Learn how food in France has evolved over the centuries, influenced by Italian cuisine starting with Catherine de' Medici, who was the French queen from 1547 to 1559. Review the three main categories of French cuisine—haute cuisine, cuisine bourgeoise, and nouvelle cuisine—and explore local specialties.