Paris’ Salon de l’Agriculture is one of the most awaited professional expos of the year. Every February, producers, farmers and culinary professionals from all over France unite at the Porte de Versailles Salon des Expositions to show off their wares. In recent years, it has also become a political venue, a place for the President and frontrunners for upcoming elections to prove that they’re still in touch with la province – the word used to refer that anywhere in France that isn’t Paris. And as for the Parisians? Well, they come to see the animals – and get a taste of regional culinary specialties from all around the hexagone.
Emily Monaco is a born-and-raised New Yorker based in Paris. After many years of trying, she has come to the conclusion that she will likely never be French. She writes about her experiences with Franglais and food on her blog, tomatokumato.com. Follow her on Twitter @emiglia.