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Discover a rich image bank of French food and drinks: a selection of French products exemplifying unique savoir-faire, the regions, chefs and personalities, examples of French industry and the list goes on… For behind each French product is the person who lovingly crafts it, adding his own individual stamp and unveiling its qualities. Behind each creation is the creator; meet them for a unique insight into their profession and passion. Discover French savoir-faire and the successes of French food and drink companies, from individual artisans to industrial-scale operators.  All driven by a single objective, to offer a range of great tasting, great quality French foods.

 

 

Videos

Salon du Chocolat : the cream of French know-how

Salon du Chocolat 2017 : the cream of French know-how

With 130,000 anticipated visitors, it goes without saying that the Salon du Chocolat has a firm following!

Now in its 23rd year, it is attracting the crème de la crème of the world of chocolate. And a whole wave of new visitors too.

Franceagroalimentaire.com introduce you to some of them.

Marie Etchepare, has founded Le petit Carré de Chocolat with her master chocolatier father.

Le Chocolat des Français, represented by Matthieu Escande and his 2 partners, which is becoming increasingly popular abroad through the website and Instagram.

And then, Jean-Pierre Rodrigues and Choco², a chocolate in the shape of a cube that Japanese love.

With 500 visitors from 60 countries, including 200 leading lights of gastronomy, the salon attracts some serious food lovers and is certainly an amazing environment to showcase chocolate savoir-faire and to develop exports.

A French food experience at Disneyland Paris

A French food experience to spoil Disneyland Paris visitors

Disneyland Paris showcases French regional products - A rendez-vous much appreciated !

To celebrate its 25th anniversary, Mickey Mouse is treating visitors to the finest of French foods. From September 8 to 24, 2017, 6 chalets were set up rue de Paris, near Ratatouille Square where Rémy, the rat from the famous and eponymous film dreamed of becoming a chef.

An event that highlights the specialties and wines of French regions, not to be missed for gourmands as for lovers of French gastronomy ! Charcuterie from Corsica, wines from the Bordeaux region and Bourgogne, foie gras, choucroute from Alsace. There’s something for everyone, from aperitif to dessert.

In order to encourage the tasting and the discovery of flavors, the portions served were small. The visitors also had the possibility to leave with specialties to take away. Ideal to have fun or to offer !

For this year, the event is over but Rendez-Vous Gourmand will return to the park soon.

 

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French dairy products, a showcase for French gastronomy

The French dairy sector comprises a unique range of products that is the world’s largest of its kind.

Milk-based products have seen real success in international markets, not only on account of more than 1,200 French cheese varieties, but also due to a range of other, quite specific dairy products that enrich the French dairy landscape. Butter is an obvious export, with three examples in particular standing out for their quality and much-coveted AOC status, and which can be found gracing the finest dining tables: Beurre d’Isigny, Beurre de Bresse and Beurre de Charente. Cream too has a starring role at the heart of gastronomic fare, notably in the patisserie segment. France is also champion of powdered milk manufacturing and milk-based desserts, where unsurprisingly the biggest yoghurt brands all happen to be French.  Milk can be consumed au naturel, or once processed constitutes a never-ending source of delicious end-products, for every occasion and every use. Having seamlessly adapted to modern existence without losing their uniqueness, French dairy products have retained their individual character associated as much with the terroir as the animal feed and methods used during production. At the International Agricultural Fair in Paris, we interviewed Christopher Spotti, who represents international communications at the CNIEL (French National Dairy Council), who provided an insight into the different export markets and their expectations when it comes to French dairy products. This was also a great opportunity to look back at how these products have successfully embraced international markets.

The French meat, a quality that exports The industry is booming
On the occasion of the 2017 edition of le Salon International de l’agriculture, the French farming exhibition, we have met with an expert of the French meat exportation and have summed up the main informations and statistics to know about its worldwide consumption.
  • Marc Feunteun is the President of French Meat Export. He presents the countries fond of french meat and what are their favourite breeds. An achievement for the industry most likely due to its taste and up-market quality, but this success also stems from a meat that above all is healthy and ethical, in response for the current consumer’s concerns.
These are the same reasons why french people meat consumption is up to 75 % from France. France is also the first beef meat Producer in Europe (2013, statistics from franceagrimer.fr)

French fruit and vegetable prove a success

As France recommand eating 5 fruit and vegetables a day you may also want them to be tasty. The french fruit and vegetables are recognised for their quality and the french productions are becoming a brand that inspires confidence. Lucky you are many worldwide markets have decided to import our crop.

  • Daniel Soares, the International Marketing Manager of INTERFEL, introduces us briefly the french fruit and vegetables offer around the world and the key to the success of our products.

DOM-TOM…the flavours of French Overseas Territories Winning over new markets worldwide

The richness of French gastronomy goes far beyond the mainland. On the occasion of the Sirha 2017 in Lyon, the catering and food service trade fair, we have met 3 overseas territories brands's representatives who talked about their innovative products and their worldwide exportations.

  • Project Manager of La Cuisine de Lucette, René Gustave presents their specialities : fish steaks and fish balls.
  • Yorrick Saint-Louis is the founding CEA of La Maison des Antilles, he displayed some of his original and top of the range goods from his online retail website.
  • Danièle Le Normand, President of Isautier, a company specialized in Rum and Punch, gives a commentary on the multiple markets on which the products from Réunion have expand.

 

Frozen food: premiumisation trend at Sirha
Discover some frozen innovative french products on the occasion of the 18th edition of Sirha 2017, the major trade event of food industry in France, where 250 of 3,000 exhibitors represented the frozen food sector.
  • Marketing Director of Bridor Pascal Schneider-Maunoury is introducing Bun'n'roll, the local star of the exhibition.
  • Philippe Jame , Product Director of Tipiak Traiteur Pâtissier, is presenting their handy, nutritional miniature products.

 

SIAL 2016: the innovation and dynamic face of France
Discover through interview realised by frenchfoodandbeverages.com French food startups who attended SIAL 2016 in Paris. - Clément Baradello (Longonya) - Emmanuel Brehier (Ici&Là - Le boucher vert) - Emma de Gélis (Prêt à Pousser) - Thibaud Fert (Jimini's)

 

 

Focusing on a single patisserie speciality A French trend seeing success abroad

Discover a single patisserie speciality with  Christophe Adam (Éclair de Génie), Steve Seremes (Mesdemoiselles Madeleines), Popelini and la Maison de la Chantilly.

 

In France and beyond, Guérande Salt is big on flavour Video

Discover artisanal production of Guérande Salt and its export trends with Christophe Nicol, vice-president of "Les Salines de Guérande"

The olive Harvest Olive farmers in France
 

To make their products more affordable, olive farmers in France who are positioned in a high-end market are trying to find ways of reducing their production costs.