Prosecutors have started an investigation after a television report about secret meals in luxury restaurants in Paris in breach of Covid-19 restrictions - some allegedly attended by French governemnt ministers.
The awards for the 2021 Michelin Guide for France were based on reviews of restaurants that have spent much of the past year completely closed, a director explaining that its anonymous reviews were squeezed into a reduced six-month period between lockdowns.
After growing protests by restaurant and bar owners angry at imposed early closing hours for their businesses in Paris and other cities considered to be hotspots of a rapid rise in novel coronavirus infections, the French government on Tuesday announced they will receive emergency relief funding, an extended period of payment to laid-off staff, and tax breaks.
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.