French Cuisine – the art of French Cooking

art of french cookingTradition of French Cooking

French cuisine (or cooking) consists of cooking traditions and practices from France, famous for the rich tastes and subtle nuances with a long and rich history. France – a country famous for its culture, panache, agriculture, and independently minded peasants – was long a creative power-base for delicious recipes, that are both healthy and refined. The Michelin Guide helped to acquaint people with the rich bourgeois and peasant cuisine of the French countryside starting in the 20th century. So enjoy French cooking across France ….

For a updated list of Michelin 3 starred restaurants in France – click here

Michelin Restaurants 2014

For 2014 there were 57 new restaurants that picked up a star, six who were awarded two stars and just one who made it into the elite three star club in France (which now boasts 27 diners). Here they are

ALSACE
** Le Chambard, Kayserberg (Haut-Rhin)
** Il Cortile, Mulhouse (Haut-Rhin)
* 1741, Strasbourg (Bas-Rhin)

AQUITAINE
* Les Fresques, Monestier (Dordogne)
* Auberge Saint-Jean, Saint-Jean-de-Blaignac (Gironde)

AUVERGNE
* Le Carrousel, Maringues (Puy-de-Dôme)

BURGUNDY
* Le jardin des Remparts, Beaune (Côte-d’Or)
* Christophe Quéant-Château de Pommard, Pommard (Côte-d’Or)
* Ed.Em, Chassagne-Montrachet (Côte-d’Or)
* Loiseau des Ducs, Dijon (Côte-d’Or)
* La Marande, Fleurville, Mirande (Saône-et-Loire)
* Auberge du Paradis, Saint-Amour-Bellevue (Saône-et-Loire)
* Au 14 Février, Saint-Amour-Bellevue (Saône-et-Loire)

BRITTANY
* Youpala Bistrot, Saint-Brieuc (Côtes-d’Armor)
* La Butte, Plouider (Finistère)
* Auberge La Pomme d’Api, Saint-Pol-de-Léon (Finistère)
* Roscanvec, Vannes (Morbihan)

CHAMPAGNE-ARDENNES
*** L’Assiette champenoise, Reims (Marne)

HAUTE-NORMANDIE
* La Licorne Royale, Lyons-la-Forêt (Eure)

ILE-DE-FRANCE
** Akrame, Paris (16e arrondissement)
* Jin, Paris (1er)
* Goust, Paris (2e)
* ES, Paris (7e)
* Okuda, Paris (8e)
* La Scène, Paris (8e)
* Qui Plume la Lune, Paris (11e)
* Septime, Paris (11e)
* Saint-James, Paris (16e)
* Rech, Paris (17e)
* Le Corot, Ville d’Avray (Hauts-de-Seine)

LANGUEDOC-ROUSSILON
* Klim & Ko, Leucate (Aude)
* La Table d’Uzès, Uzès ( Gard)
* Le Fanal, Banyuls (Pyrénées-Orientales)
* La Coopérative, Bélesta (Pyrénées-Orientales)
* Auberge du Cellier, Montner (Pyrénées-Orientales)
LIMOUSIN
* La Table d’Olivier, Brive-la-Gaillarde (Corrèze)
* Château de la Cazine, La Souterraine (Creuse)

LORRAINE
* La Maison dans le Parc, Nancy (Meurthe-et-Moselle)

MIDI-PYRENEES
* En Pleine Nature, Toulouse (Haute-Garonne)

NORD-PAS-DE-CALAIS
* Auberge du Vert Mont, Boeschepe (Nord)

PAYS-DE-LA-LOIRE
* Le Moulin des Quatre Saisons, La Flèche (Sarthe)
* J-M Pérochon, Brétignolles-sur-Mer (Vendée)

PICARDIE

** La Table du Connétable, Chantilly (Oise)

POITOU-CHARENTES
* Château de Mirambeau , Mirambeau (Charente-Maritime)

PROVENCE-ALPES-CÔTE-D’AZUR
** La Villa Madie, Cassis (Bouches-du-Rhône)
* Le Pêché Gourmand, Briançon (Hautes-Alpes)
* Sea Sens, Cannes (Alpes-Maritimes)
* Paloma, Mougins (Alpes-Maritimes)
* Auberge le Robur, Roure (Alpes-Maritimes)
* Le Saint Estève, Aix-en-Provence (Bouches-du-Rhône)
* L’Alcyone, Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône)
* Le Bistrot de Lagarde, Lagarde d’Apt (Vaucluse)

RHÔNE-ALPES
** Le Kintessence, Courchevel (Savoie)
* Le Carré d’Alethius, Charmes-sur-Rhône
* Likoké, Les Vans (Ardèche)
* Domaine des Séquoias, Bourgoin-Jallieu (Isère)
* Auberge du Cep, Fleurie (Rhône)
* L’Alexandrin, Lyon (Rhône)
* Takao Takano, Lyon (Rhône)
* La Rémanence, Lyon (Rhône)
* 1920, Megève (Haute-Savoie)
* La Table de l’Alpaga, Megève (Haute-Savoie)
* Le Sérac, St-Gervais-les-Bains (Haute-Savoie)

MONACO
* Elsa, Monaco

French cuisine, which denotes “kitchen” in the French language, has drawn chefs from practically every country. Americans were introduced to French Cuisine by Julia Child. Her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, and her subsequent television programs – the most notable of which was The French Chef- which aired in 1963 was responsible for an explosion of interest.

French Cuisine Video

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Cooking Schools in Paris

Do you love cooking and want to improve your culinary skills? Here is a list of popular cooking schools in Paris….

Atelier des Chefs

Atelier des Sens

Atelier Gastronomique de Alain Ducasse: The cooking school of super-chef Alain Ducasse

Cook ‘n With Class

Cordon Bleu

Cuisine Attitude by Cyril Lignac

Ecole Ferrandi: Paris’ school for professionals who want to cook, classes in English and French

Ecole Bellouet Conseil

Ecole Lenôtre: One-day classes for home cooks, and professional programs

Elegant Home Cooking

Les Coulisses du Chef

Le Foodist

Chef Martial

Chez Bogato (Offers kids classes as well)

Cucina di Terresa: Organic & vegetarian cooking

La Belle Ecole

La Cuisine: English & French classes

L’Atelier de Fred

Ooh-La-La Foods

Gourmet Promenades: With Paule Caillat (in English)

La Cuisine de Marie Blanche

Ecole Escoffier: at the Ritz Carlton

On Rue Tatin with Susan Loomis: Classes in Paris & Normandy

Patricia Wells: Weeklong cooking programs

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