French Influence In The World of Food and Fashion

by Charlotte Smith
French Influence In The World of Food and Fashion

Talking about the various cultural influences over the world, the culture of France has been ranked as one at the top, according to US News and World Report.

It is not wrong to say that France has had the greatest influence in the world in history as well as currently. France is one of the oldest countries in the world. Its culture has been felt all over the world in various sectors such as science, politics, economics, fashion, and culture.

The French Vanilla Syrup

One contribution of the French towards the food cuisine was the French vanilla syrup which, to this day, is one of the top choices to be used when making coffee or cocktails. Not just this, it can also be used to make frappes, which are then mixed with coffee to make other beverages such as a Frappuccino. 

The French vanilla iced coffee with vanilla syrup is one of the top-notch drinks for people to kick start their day. Sometimes, a simple coffee just does not cut it. That is when you need the right amount of creamy caffeine to keep you on the go. The French Vanilla Iced Coffee is the perfection solution for you. The recipe of the drink is as follows:

Ingredients

  • ice
  • 1 oz. Monin French Vanilla Syrup
  • 2 oz. half & half
  • 5 oz. strong (double-brewed) coffee, chilled

Procedure

• Fill the serving glass with ice.

• Add remaining ingredients in the order listed above.

• Stir well or transfer from serving glass to other glass and back to mix for mixing.

• Garnish the drink for presentation.

Contribution of French to Fashion

French Cuisine

French Cuisine
Vector set menu of French dishes. Traditional French food.

The roots of food cuisine can also be traced back to France during the time of King Louis. The royal houses of France invested a good amount of wealth in culinary arts before the revolution. A trend of eating extravagant royal buffets consisting of rich local products was set in the upper class of France. The food cuisine of France took high ground over the other food cuisines around the world partly because the royal French families had a lot of wealth which was invested in this industry.

Restaurants (French word) were also first developed after the reign of King Louis XVI ended as chefs gained the right to run their own businesses and sell prepared cooked food to the public.

Moreover, the first restaurant of the world was also opened up in Paris in 1765. After the popularity of his lamb stew, the restaurant industry saw a rise, as this was seen as a new establishment.

Professional cooking began in the 19th century in France after the revolution when the royal courts and aristocratic houses were dissolved. Since the royal cookeries went out as well, the kitchen staff lost their jobs so they moved to Paris in large numbers and started cooking for paying public rather than just the king or a duke.

This is when the cookery of France was spread around the world. At the beginning of the 20th century, international hotels began picking up French recipes and hence, the French food industry became even more popular. In particular, French bread making techniques, molecular gastronomy, and culinary arts began influencing Asia, Oceania, Africa, and Europe.

French Fashion

Speaking of fashion, you are definitely aware of Chanel, Dior, Hermes and Louis Vuitton. The list is even longer because French designers have come up with a lot of famous brands in the world. Their common features include style and innovation. The clothing industry of France goes back to the 17th century when it began its influence, and it has only grown ever since. This can all be traced back to King Louis XIV or the ‘sun king’ who came to power in 1643. We can call him the first French fashion icon as he had an exceptional and evident taste which was shown by the way he dressed.

He understood the significance of luxury goods for the economy of the state, which is why lots of artistic industries were bought and textile was started in his time. The style soon became worldwide arbitrary and it would have a long-term effect around the world.

So “Vive la France!” Have a great day!

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