Alain Baraton is the head gardener at the Grand Trianon and the grounds of the Palace of Versailles. It was after closely studying this painting that he decided to restore the gardens to how they would have looked in the 18th century.
Caviar consumption is at its highest over the festive period. But with wild sturgeon facing extinction in eastern countries, there are restrictions and bans on importing wild roe. More and more countries, including France, are producing farmed caviar.
The sharing economy system or collaborative consumption is becoming increasingly popular in France, particularly so in these times of economic downturn. People are looking for returns on their investments.
November is "le mois de la tripe". For the past 12 years offal has been promoted across France throughout the month of November, with over 1 000 restaurants and six thousand butchers and tripe butchers taking part in the operation.