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French cuisine

French cuisine is characterized by buttery, creamy sauces, cheeses and wines. Despite France's history of centralization (Paris), French cuisine has several regional influences: cuisine from western France is characterized by butter and pork; Provençal cuisine (from the southeast) uses a lot of olive oil, herbs, and vegetables; and eastern French recipes are strongly influenced by German cuisine.

Famous French dishes include:


Specialties by region/city:

  • Nimes:
    • Brandade de morue

See also:

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