In the French countryside, there are “chateaus” or castles in nearly every town. These set the tone of rustic elegance that has been known as French Country style. While it’s common to find “shabby chic” interior, it’s actually rare to find a fully French Country home in the United States. However, it has recently become more popular because of shows like Escape the Chateau. If you happen to be a fan of the show, or maybe you just love the European style, this article is for you! We’ll go over the various elements of what makes a home look like it belongs in the French countryside.
30. Copper Cookware
Nearly every French chef in the world loves to use copper cookware. This is because copper is an amazing conductor of heat, and it helps to cook the food evenly across the entire pan. Cast iron cookware like Le Creuset is also popular, but the great thing about copper is that it’s just so pretty. Once they are done cooking, French people love to hang their cookware on the wall. This proudly displays their collection, and it’s so shiny and beautiful, it practically looks like art.
In the past few years, copper cookware has begun to catch on here in the United States. However, you need to be careful, because it’s toxic to eat off of copper itself. So when you see cookware that makes you cook directly onto the copper, that defeats the whole purpose! The inside of the cookware should be lined with aluminum. So if you see fully copper pots out there, steer clear. If you want the truly iconic French look, make sure you buy a brand that is genuine, like Mauviel M’heritage.