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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.

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Discover the new trends in pastry!

Foie gras macaron, low glycemic index desserts, readymade cake mixes ... Find out what the pastry chefs are all about this year!

Taste of Paris : Gourmet Food Festival

Taste of Paris is 4 days of feasting and 23 chefs serving up delicious bite-size samples to 30,000 visitors in the sumptuous setting of the capital’s Grand Palais.

French Dairy Produce : New trends in consumption

On the World Milk Day, June 1st, the French met at Place de la Republique in Paris to discover new trends in consumption of dairy products. On the program, cheese bar, tastings and meetings cows.

Dairy products are part our heritage. The French alone eat on average 3.7 dairy products every day. Milk, cheese and cream, it’s a rich offer defined by quality and diversity. And people outside France are getting a taste for dairy too.

La Ferme Digitale: France leads the way in innovation with Digital Farm

La Ferme Digitale: France leads the way in innovation with Digital Farm

 

In 2016, at the International Agricultural Show in Paris, we discovered La Ferme Digitale, France’s answer to digital farming, aka “Digital Farm”. This year, even more innovative and more connected, La Ferme Digitale is a showcase for 30 agricultural start-ups. For all the world to see.

 

A little throwback to 2016 edition of the International Agricultural Show.

The Cheese and Dairy show shines a spotlight on Unusual pairings

The Cheese and Dairy show shines a spotlight on Unusual pairings

 

 France’s foremost Cheese and Dairy show, now in its 15th year, has revolutionised cheese tastings with accompaniments including beer, sake and honey. There’s plenty of surprises in store…

To learn more about the show : visit the website.

86 Champs: when taste and beauty collide
 

86 Champs : when taste and beauty collide

 

FranceAgroalimentaire had the chance to attend the inauguration of the new 86 Champs concept store located on the big and famous Avenue des Champs-Elysées in Paris. 

 

This restaurant, tea room, boutique is the result of the association between the great pastry chef Pierre Hermé with the group of cosmetics with southern accents, L'Occitane en Provence.

It is possible to taste viennoiseries, desserts and pastries such as macaroons, kougloff, etc. and a sweet and savoury menu while shopping the beauty brand L'Occitane en Provence.

86 Champs l'Occitane en Provence

Open all week from 7:30AM to 11:30PM.

On Sunday, we meet up with family or friends around a brunch, 86 Avenue des Champs-Elysees, 75008 Paris.

Rendez-vous au 86 Champs !

Made in France shopping : taking a small slice of France back home
 

Shopping : taking a small slice of France back home

 

Today, Franceagroalimentaire.com takes you to two specialized shops for a Made In France shopping rendez-vous.

 

The first one, Bring France Home offers a wide range of products from food to clothing, dishes, stationery and small souvenirs. The second one, the Federation Francaise de l’Aperitif will share a traditional practice: the aperitif. You will find everything you need to make a 100% French aperitif: wines, beers, charcuterie, cheese, etc.

The thing these two shops have in common is that everything is 100% French in order to offer visitors a Made in France shopping experience.

On your next trip to Paris, do not miss the opportunity to stop by!

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.

Rendez-vous gourmand - French food experience at Disneyland Paris

Rendez-vous gourmand: French food experience to spoil Disneyland Paris visitors

Disneyland Paris showcases French regional products - A rendez-vous gourmand 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.

 

Bon Appétit !

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)