France Cooking Vacations and Culinary Tours
France is known as one of the most cultured countries in the world. Filled with exquisite architecture and charm, the country is also noted for its haute cuisine and cooking tourism and schools. Individuals looking for the best in culinary tours, cooking classes, cooking vacations or wine tasting tours should certainly include a variety of destinations in France to their itinerary. French cooking relies heavily on its use of herbs and sauces to create delicacies beyond compare. Regional dishes, a variety of cheeses, and of course, the best in wines (for cooking or drinking) are a major focus of French cuisine.
From the fish dishes popular in Nord-Pas-de-Calais to the vegetables of the Loire Valley to wild game and fowl dishes of Alsace-Lorraine and the wealth of choices in fine dining in Paris, cooking vacations in France enable travelers to prepare specialties by season, region, and cooking style. French cooking is famous for its sauces, and varieties of the Béchamel and other popular base sauces are commonly used in soufflés, meat dishes, desserts and vegetable dishes throughout the country. From rotisserie prepared roasts to pastries, soups and sauces, France is the home of cooking ingenuity, blending herbal flavors and cooking with wine to create succulent meat and fish dishes, a rich essence of flavors, and a combination of heavy and light sauces to create palate pleasing dishes for every taste.