France'e new Fête de la Gastronomie is a new one-day celebration of food. More than 47,000 restaurants have joined the celebration. Events include free soup at greenmarkets throughout the country, a culinary treasure hunt in Paris, and an outdoor banquet in Avignon.
Check out the website (in English) at www.fete-gastronomie.fr/en/ for a list of events.
Andy Herbach is the author of several Open Road guides, including Best of Paris, Best of Provence, and Best of Spain. He is the co-author of the Eating & Drinking Series of menu translators and restaurant guides, including Eating & Drinking in Paris, Eating & Drinking in Italy, and Eating & Drinking in Spain. Andy is a lawyer and resides in Milwaukee.