The importance of Food to the Culture in Auvergne-Rhône Alpes


  • Josie Mays University of Cincinnati


In this presentation, I explore the important role food plays in the region of Auvergne-Rhône Alpes with an oral presentation of the information obtained through research. Throughout history, food has played a large role in the culture within France and Auvergne-Rhône Alpes is no exception. With food, there is a large emphasis on Terroir, the idea that people use the produce of the environment they live. Auvergne-Rhône Alpes is known for its walnuts, chestnuts, and apricots which can be seen in many of the popular dishes in this region. This presentation will focus on how terroir plays a role in the food in this region in the past and today as well as the major sustainability practices.