The gastronomic meal of the French
Inscribed on the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity in 2010, the gastronomic meal of the French is a customary social practice for celebrating important moments in the lives of individuals and groups, such as births, weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, achievements and reunions. It is a festive meal bringing people together for that special occasion, to enjoy the art of “good eating” and “good drinking”. The gastronomic meal emphasizes togetherness, the pleasure of taste, and the harmony between human beings and the products of nature.
Important elements of the meal include the purchase of good products whose flavors go well together, the pairing of food with wine and the setting of a beautiful table.