"France's favourite ritual"

What better ritual could you think of than one surrounded with food. In France lunch is a highly regarded culinary ritual, and with good reason too. Rather than the hurried 'bite to eat' for lunch so common to many of us, in Provence lunch tends to follow the typical pace of life; slowed down. Combine that with a delicious spread of breads, cheeses, meats, salads dressed in virgin oil with dessert to follow, and you can understand why lunch, like most meals here, are so highly regarded.