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French Audio Story: La cuisine française – French Cuisine đŸ„˜ | for B1 and B2 French Learners đŸ‡«đŸ‡·

French Audio Story: La cuisine française - French Cuisine đŸ„˜ | for B1 and B2 French Learners đŸ‡«đŸ‡·

French Audio Story: La cuisine française – French Cuisine đŸ„˜ | for B1 and B2 French Learners đŸ‡«đŸ‡·, and beginners/intermediates comes from my second YouTube channel French chit-chat with Dylane. You can find the story in English and French. Watch the video to work on your French listening skills, you can even turn on the subtitles in French or in English. Follow along with the French Audio Story: La cuisine française – French Cuisine đŸ„˜ | for B1 and B2 French Learners đŸ‡«đŸ‡·

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La cuisine française

La cuisine française est rĂ©putĂ©e dans le monde entier pour sa sophistication, sa diversitĂ© et son raffinement. Avec des siĂšcles d’histoire et son influence mondiale, elle incarne l’art de vivre Ă  la française. 

Vous ne le savez peut-ĂȘtre pas mais l’histoire de la gastronomie remonte aux Gaulois. Il y a donc plus de 2400 ans. Les Gaulois avaient dĂ©veloppĂ© un culte du “bien boire” et du “bien manger”. Ils avaient des plats comme le gibier braisĂ©, des tourtes ou encore des poissons cuits Ă  l’étouffĂ©e. Tous ces plats Ă©taient incontournables Ă  cette Ă©poque.

Mais c’est Ă  la Renaissance, entre 1400 et 1600 que des techniques culinaires sophistiquĂ©es ont fait leur dĂ©but. Sous le rĂšgne du roi Louis XIV, la gastronomie est devenue un art avec l’arrivĂ©e des premiers chefs renommĂ©s. Les tables Ă©taient toujours colorĂ©es et bien fournies. Les repas deviennent de vraies scĂšnes de thĂ©Ăątre. 

C’est Ă  ce moment-lĂ  que le repas prend la forme qu’on connaĂźt aujourd’hui. Cela commence par un potage ou une entrĂ©e, suivi d’un rĂŽti, pour se terminer avec des entremets et un dessert. Cette façon de servir a eu une forte influence dans beaucoup de pays. 

La cuisine française repose sur la fraĂźcheur des ingrĂ©dients et leurs assaisonnements. Les techniques de base telles que le dĂ©glaçage, le rĂŽtissage, le braisage et la pĂątisserie en gĂ©nĂ©ral sont enseignĂ©es dans les Ă©coles culinaires du monde entier. Les Français accordent une grande importance Ă  la prĂ©sentation des plats, qui doivent ĂȘtre aussi beaux que dĂ©licieux.

C’est difficile de gĂ©nĂ©raliser la cuisine française, mais on peut parler de sa diversitĂ© rĂ©gionale. Chaque rĂ©gion a ses propres spĂ©cialitĂ©s, comme la bouillabaisse de Marseille, le cassoulet de Toulouse, ou encore la choucroute d’Alsace. Chaque plat cĂ©lĂšbre les saveurs uniques de son terroir, de sa rĂ©gion.

La cuisine française compte de nombreux plats emblĂ©matiques que vous connaissez sĂ»rement : la soupe Ă  l’oignon gratinĂ©e, le gratin dauphinois, le coq au vin, le bƓuf bourguignon ou mĂȘme le confit de canard. 

Au niveau des pĂątisseries françaises, on connaĂźt tous le croissant, le pain au chocolat, l’Ă©clair au chocolat, la tarte Tatin et bien sĂ»r le macaron.

En parlant de la tarte Tatin, est-ce que vous savez que sa recette viendrait d’une erreur ?  Cette recette aurait Ă©tĂ© crĂ©Ă©e dans une auberge par StĂ©phanie Tatin. Elle aurait mis des pommes, du sucre et du beurre au four en oubliant la pĂąte qui normalement se trouve en-dessous. Elle ajouta la pĂąte au cours de la cuisson, mais par-dessus. Et voilĂ  comment serait nĂ©e la tarte Tatin. 

Maintenant, quelques faits sur le monde culinaire français : 

  • La France est le pays d’origine du guide Michelin, qui classe les restaurants du monde entier en leur attribuant des Ă©toiles en fonction de leur excellence culinaire. Le Guide recommande actuellement 16 000 adresses dans 40 pays diffĂ©rents.
  1. La France est cĂ©lĂšbre pour sa densitĂ© de restaurants, avec environ 160 000 Ă©tablissements sur tout le pays. C’est donc un restaurant pour plus ou moins 420 habitants.
  2. Et enfin, en 2010, la cuisine française a Ă©tĂ© inscrite sur la liste du patrimoine culturel immatĂ©riel de l’humanitĂ© de l’UNESCO.
 

Alors dites-moi, est-ce que vous aimez la cuisine française ? Si oui, quel est votre plat prĂ©fĂ©rĂ© ? La cuisine française n’est pas ma prĂ©fĂ©rĂ©e. Je prĂ©fĂšre manger indien, japonais, ou libanais. 



French Audio Story: French Cuisine đŸ„˜ | for B1 and B2 French Learners đŸ‡«đŸ‡·

French Cuisine

French Cuisine

French cuisine is renowned worldwide for its sophistication, diversity, and refinement. With centuries of history and its global influence, it embodies the art of French living.

You may not know this, but the history of gastronomy dates back to the Gauls, more than 2400 years ago. The Gauls had developed a culture of “eating and drinking well.” They had dishes like braised game, pies, and fish cooked in a stew. All these dishes were essential at that time.

But it was during the Renaissance, between 1400 and 1600, that sophisticated culinary techniques began to emerge. Under the reign of King Louis XIV, gastronomy became an art with the arrival of the first renowned chefs. Tables were always colorful and well-stocked. Meals became real theatrical scenes.

It was during this time that the meal took the form we know today. It starts with a soup or an appetizer, followed by a roast, and ends with desserts and pastries. This serving style had a strong influence in many countries.

French cuisine relies on the freshness of ingredients and their seasonings. Basic techniques such as deglazing, roasting, braising, and pastry making in general are taught in culinary schools worldwide. The French attach great importance to the presentation of dishes, which must be as beautiful as they are delicious.

It’s difficult to generalize French cuisine, but we can talk about its regional diversity. Each region has its own specialties, such as Marseille’s bouillabaisse, Toulouse’s cassoulet, or Alsace’s sauerkraut. Each dish celebrates the unique flavors of its land and region.

French cuisine boasts many iconic dishes that you probably know: French onion soup, gratin dauphinois, coq au vin, beef bourguignon, or even duck confit.

In terms of French pastries, we all know the croissant, pain au chocolat, chocolate Ă©clair, Tarte Tatin, and of course, the macaron.

Speaking of Tarte Tatin, did you know that its recipe is said to come from a mistake? This recipe is said to have been created in an inn by StĂ©phanie Tatin. She reportedly put apples, sugar, and butter in the oven, forgetting the dough that usually goes underneath. She added the dough during cooking, but on top. And that’s how the Tarte Tatin is said to have been born.

Now, a few facts about the French culinary world:

– France is the birthplace of the Michelin Guide, which ranks restaurants worldwide by awarding them stars based on their culinary excellence. The Guide currently recommends 16,000 addresses in 40 different countries.

– France is famous for its density of restaurants, with approximately 160,000 establishments throughout the country. That’s about one restaurant for every 420 inhabitants.

– Finally, in 2010, French cuisine was inscribed on UNESCO’s list of intangible cultural heritage of humanity.

So, tell me, do you like French cuisine? If yes, what is your favorite dish? French cuisine is not my favorite. I prefer Indian, Japanese, or Lebanese food.

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