Basic Info of France

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Main agricultural products grown/harvested

Sugar beets, wine, milk, beef and veal, cereals, and oil seeds are basically the main agricultural products of France.

Native customs and beliefs

Large family gatherings and dinner parties involve more elaborate food preparation and more courses than daily family meals. At such occasions, drink is more important. Wines complement the courses.

Holiday celebrations

Holidays are associated with special foods. Elaborate meals are served on Christmas Eve by Catholic families who attend midnight Mass. These meals involve salmon, oysters, turkey, and la bûche de noël cake. In many regions, crêpes are eaten on 2 February, the Feast of the Virgin.