Fête de la Gastronomie 2016
This year's theme spotlights what gastronomy means for many of France's citizens: the fundamental values of sharing, transmission and living together. Everyday cooking draws equally from tradition, inspiration and imagination. It summons up happy memories of family gatherings around a table, of times spent with friends, and of delicious meals thrown together from whatever is on hand. Everyday cooking is a living, breathing tradition, and one that we reinvent every day.
This event celebrates the products and 'Savoir Faire' unique to French gastronomy, giving participants the opportunity to mingle with fellow chefs and fellow food-lovers alike.
Gastronomy is an essential part of our identity; it also provides an economic boost to France's regions and contributes to France's appeal around the world. The Fête de la Gastronomie – France's number one festival devoted to food – offers ambitious and festive events both in France and abroad.This year, for the Fête's 6th year, I selected a theme that would reflect the reality of every French citizen – everyday cooking. From street food to world cuisine, from the lunchroom to the corner bistro, examples of everyday cooking are everywhere, and belong to everyone. They are part of our common heritage, in all their diversity and richness.
This festival is a unique way to celebrate French gastronomical heritage through fun and friendly activities for everyone: banquets, picnics, tastings, restaurant and farm visits, expositions, conferences, and street fairs!
Join the Fête in France September 23, 24, and 25!
Food festivals will take place in several towns all around France :
- Old favourites returning in 2016:
- Fête de la Gastronomie et du Goût in Réunion
- Fête de la Gastronomie in Orléans
- Week-end gourmand du chat perché in Dole
- Fête de la Gastronomie in Nancy: The world of cheese
- Fête de la Gastronomie in Alsace
- Toulouse à Table
- Conservatoire du Littoral.
- A trip to the market with Relais et Châteaux chefs
- Street Food Temple.