A French kitchen
Jul. 30, 2012 9:16 am
Updated: Jul. 30, 2012 11:03 am
A French kitchen is not usually fundamentally different than an American kitchen, as the appliances are all the same. However, there are some utensils that are fundamental for French cooks but not American ones, such as a pressure cooker or a Creuset pot.
In addition, French kitchens are often equipped with a bread basket to keep bread from getting stale. In the bread basket picture, you will notice three different kinds of bread: a multigrain baguette, a brioche and in the brown bag, a dark loaf. French people
eat a lot of bread and often have a variety of breads in their kitchens at all times.
Moreover, there almost always is a cheese drawer, compartment or shelf in a French refrigerator. In the cheese compartment picture, you will also notice a full shelf of yoghurt, which is also typical of French refrigerators.
There are also certain ingredients that one would often find in a kitchen in France and not necessarily in one in the States. For example, some of the ingredients that I found in my mother's kitchen which most French kitchens always have are "Fleur de
sel," Maille mustard, liquid crème fraiche, wine and (alcoholic) cider.
There often is a table in a French kitchen, which is where French people have breakfast and sometimes lunch, but very rarely dinner, as it is traditionally an important and longer meal.
Cheese compartment and yoghurt shelf