À chacun son goût

Recently, UNESCO accepted the “French gastronomic meal” as a “world intangible treasure” because it is something special, deserving of recognition. The decision created controversy for several reasons. A French meal varies as widely as the people of France do. As today’s saying, à chacun son goût (ah shakuhn sohn goo), expresses, each person has her own taste and a personal vision of a fine meal. The image of a multi-generational family gathering around a Sunday dinner table enjoying a multi-course dinner prepared by grand-mère is more myth than reality in the twenty-first century. Still, the French do place an enormous importance on food, valuing quality ingredients over portion size. While it is taboo to talk about money, talking about a fabulous meal and planning the next gourmet splurge is a quotidien event. Bon appétit!

About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
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3 Responses to À chacun son goût

  1. Vicki Parker says:

    Parfait!! Magnifique!! Je voudrais reponde en Francais, mais je ne parle pas tres bien non plus (c’est tres evident, j’imagine! Je m’excuse, Madame!)

    Wonderful idea, Patricia. I am delighted to observe and admire from afar with this nifty technology. Unlike Dawn, I don’t even know how to twitter (don’t let that get around), but I’ll check into your blog regularly with eagerness and pleasure!!

    Love & hugs & Happy New Year from Vancouver Island!!

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