French cooking, or cuisine, is famous worldwide. French cooks make delicious breads, pastries, cheeses, soups, meats, and sauces. Breads are popular, and so are pastries called croissants (kruh-SAHNT). Different regions have their own local specialties. Roquefort cheese, for example, comes from a village in southern France. There it is made and aged in the village’s deep caves.
France is also known for its wines, which are sold all over the world. The regions of France called Burgundy, Champagne, and Bordeaux all have types of wine named after them. Grapes are grown and made into wine at vineyards.