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29 August 2017

Stéphane Layani, patron of this year’s Fête de la Gastronomie

Stéphane Layani, CEO of Rungis International Market, talks about his role as patron of the 2017 Fête de la Gastronomie.

Stéphane Layani, CEO of Rungis International Market, talks about his role as patron of the 2017 Fête de la Gastronomie, how he will be getting involved in the event, and what he makes of this year’s theme, “produce in the spotlight”.

26 May 2014

From Earth to Plate

How man makes food from the fruits of the earth

​Do you remember that time, quite a while ago now, when our ancestors used to munch on raw mammoth garnished with a few roots and wild herbs? They didn't have any sauce or mustard in those days….
Things have changed since, and now we cook our mammoth over a wood fire and dress our roots and herbs with cold pressed olive oil and Balsamic vinegar. We still eat roots - carrots, radishes, beetroot - but we like to vary how we eat them: raw carrot sticks, grated carrot, carrots cooked with cumin.

26 May 2014

Chocolate craftsmen make their mark

​Last April, chocolatier par excellence Patrick Roger decided he wanted to try his hand at sculpting poultry - and the result was a whole farm-yard of individually hand-finished chickens, each with its own particular personality. You can certainly count on chocolate artists to bring a touch of humour as they mould, sculpt, and prepare their chocolate creations with such amazing skills!

26 May 2014

Table arts

When it comes to table arts, France unquestionably sits at the head.

Young women always make sure their wedding lists include the sort of household finery that they love”, declares Anne Schuhmacher, formerly at Baccarat and now the head of communications at Christofle. “As for decorative pieces and service sets, they tend to go the contemporary style.

France boasts a rich table arts heritage. It might even be said that this is the country that sets the standards - and its history continues to inspire.

26 May 2014

Gally's Farm

“Day after day, we practise simple, sincere, responsible farming.”

The farmhouse at Gally’s Farm (La Ferme de Gally) is an elegant building nestling in the midst of its acres of land, yet not far from Versailles. For over a thousand years, farming has been a way of life here, and has given pleasure to everyone living in the Ile-de-France area.