In France, modernists and traditionalists clash over the definition of French cuisine

January 9, 2012

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These vegatables are sold in Marche Maubert, one of France's oldest street markets.

France has long been a country with a reputation for some of the best food in the world. But in recent years, many critics have argued that French cuisine has lost its way.

Today, there's a new generation of food-lovers hoping to reclaim France's place at the top table. But what do the traditionalists make of it all? Robyn Bresnahan reports.

This segment originally aired on the BBC's Assignment.