Gastronomy  Treat Your Taste Buds: La Fête de la Gastronomie 2016
21/09/201623:00 TV5MONDE
Since 2011, France has celebrated its love and passion for gastronomy during the last weekend of the summer. Having earned a place on UNESCO’s list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, the festival features a new theme each year.
 
From the 23rd to the 25th of September this year, chefs and restaurants all over France will offer special menus to the public. Connoisseurs, celebrity food critics, locals and travellers from all over the world come together to try classic and new dishes, learn about topics such as pairing wine and dishes, cooking tips and more. For a full list of events and news, please visit the festival’s official English website.

To commemorate the event, here is TV5 Monde Pacific's quick pick of some of our favourite French dishes. From cheese, poultry to veggies, there’s something for everyone.
 
Confit de Canard
The classic duck confit is considered to be one of the finest dishes in French cuisine.

Duck Confit, fete de la gastronomie
 
Bœuf Bourguignon
This traditional Burgundy dish offers a rich stew of beef simmered in red wine, flavoured with other garnishes such as garlic, onion and mushroom.

Boeuf Bourguignon, fete de la gastronomie
 
Ratatouille
Hailing from the French Riviera, this is a vegetable stew offering a delicious ensemble of ingredients such as eggplant, bell pepper, tomato, zucchini, onion, garlic and a variety of herbs.

Ratatouille, fete de la gastronomie
 
Bouillabaisse
A stew of mixed seafood including fish, shellfish, shrimps and more, this Mediterranean dish also contains vegetables, garlic and wine, and is originated from the port city of Marseille.

Bouillabaisse, fete de la gastronomie
 
Crêpes
Crêpes from the Brittany region are always made with buckwheat flour. One of the most versatile and popular dishes of the Francophone regions of the world, enjoy it with a simple sprinkling of sugar or just about any other sweet or savoury ingredient.

Crepe, fete de la gastronomie

Fromage
Last but not the least, cheese! As part of a dish or on its own, this is one of the most quintessential ingredients at the heart of French gastronomy.

Cheese, fete de la gastronomie

Bon appétit!
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