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Food trends for French holiday-makers
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    Food trends for French holiday-makers

    The French holiday-maker likes to take his or her time over dinner and generally dines later than the UK or US visitor. They enjoy light lunches and larger evening meals.

    French visitors will try traditional dishes but they are not great potato lovers, preferring lentils and haricot beans instead. Rustic dishes and rich sauces served with plenty of bread rolls are perfect.

    Here are some typical examples and food trends of French holiday-makers, one of our major international markets:


    Soda bread on wire cooling traysEggs, cured meats, mushrooms, fresh tomato, oily fish, smoked salmon, pancakes, chocolate spread, toast, white breads, fresh fruit, cheese, yoghurts, pastries, croissants, juices, smoothies, cocoa, and speciality tea and coffee. 


    Buying pate at a marketSoups, patès, terrines, quiche and salads e.g. beetroot, goat’s cheese and walnut salad with crusty bread. 


    Mussels on iceSoup, bisque, patès, terrines, selection of salads, shellfish, soft cheese, vegetarian roulades, smoked salmon, wild mushrooms, mussels, clams, game, and quiche.

    Main courses

    Fresh fish filletsBeef stews, venison casserole, rabbit pie, fish broth, pan-fried fish, local fresh veg, sauces, shank of lamb, mussels.


    Irish cheese sliced from a roundApple tarts, pastries, meringue, chocolate gateaux, pancakes, meringues, and cheese.

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