In the male-dominated world of French restaurant kitchens, women struggle to find a place amid widespread sexual harassment and assaults and a culture of bullying, according to gender equality campaigners.
Larger restaurants now obliged to offer doggy bags under new rules that aim to reduce annual seven million tonnes of food waste in France.
Government-commissioned report on tackling vast food wastage urges the hitherto unthinkable introduction of the doggy bag in restaurants.
A new French law demands that restaurants indicate to clients whether their food is homemade or prepared industrially off-site.
The huge popularity of the burger in France is largely due to demand from customers eating in rather than from takeaways, say researchers.
Two Parisian restaurants are said to seat guests according to how good-looking they are to raise the tone of the establishments.
MPs vote to force restaurants to identify meals made on their premises with "homemade" label in bid to highlight bought in and warmed-up meals.
France has caught up with Japan in the number of restaurants having three Michelin stars in this year's edition of the celebrated food guide.