How would you describe a good or even perfect meal? For sure, we have varying definitions of what it is. As for me, a perfect meal is simply a combination of good food, good company, and good conversation. A good meal is never rushed. The food is given ample time to cook, to really showcase the flavors of each dish. Naturally, the ones enjoying it should be able to eat at their leisure. One more thing: a great bonus is having a meal when you have something to celebrate.
The French, I believe, have mastered the art of cooking and dining well. As I say this, I could not help but think of the late great Julia Child. She observes, “In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport.”