French Food

French Food Specialties: Provence and the Southwest

French Food Specialties: Provence and the Southwest

French Food Specialties: Part 2, Provence and Southwest France You likely know how loved French food is. But you may not know all the differences in each region of France. Each area has its specialties. We’ve embarked on a series covering a couple of regions per week....

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French Food Specialties: Normandy and Alsace

French Food Specialties: Normandy and Alsace

Food Specialties Across France: (Part I) Normandy and Alsace In France, food specialties are tied to the climate and the terrain, both of which are included in the elusive word that has no English equivalent…terroir. Many traditional meals in France, such as tarte aux...

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French Christmas Treats (With Recipes!) 

French Christmas Treats (With Recipes!) 

French Christmas Treats Most people love French food (or the idea of it . . . sauces, cheese, snails) but at Christmas, it goes up a notch. Christmas food specialties in France include: Oysters (largest consumption of oysters in France all year is at Christmas) Bûche...

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A Taste of France: Quiche Lorraine

A Taste of France: Quiche Lorraine

Quiche Lorraine One of the best-known French meals is Quiche Lorraine. It originated in eastern France in the Lorraine region next to Germany. There are many variations of the recipe. Some cooks choose not to add cheese, using only bacon for flavor. I think it’s...

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Cognac, France: Town and Taste

Cognac, France: Town and Taste

 Cognac It’s not just high-end French brandy. It’s also a town of over 18,000 inhabitants. Cognac lies about 60 miles north of Bordeaux (100 km) and is close to the towns of Angouleme and Saintes. In Cognac, there is more there to see than only Cognac distillery tours...

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The Journey of French Cuisine

The Journey of French Cuisine

About French Cuisine    (and big news below!) French cuisine is actually made up of many types of cuisine; there are special dishes from every region: Alsace, the Alps region, the Southwest, Brittany, Normandy, the middle (Auvergne, Lyonnais,) as well as Paris. Each...

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Gratin Dauphinois: A French Potato Treat

Gratin Dauphinois: A French Potato Treat

Here’s another opportunity, with this French Potato Treat, to get in your kitchen and whip up something French since you can’t go just yet. In this post, you’ll learn how to make Gratin Dauphinois, a beloved potato dish known all over France. It’s one of those recipes...

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A French Meal: Bring France to your Kitchen!

A French Meal: Bring France to your Kitchen!

If you can’t visit France, at least taste it. Maybe you were planning a trip to France (or thinking about it.) Not many of us are traveling these days, but you can bring a bit of France to your home during confinement. In this post, you’ll find a classic main course...

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5 Foods You Must Try in France

5 Foods You Must Try in France

When you visit France, there are just some foods you have to eat. It's like getting your passport stamped when you arrive. Some of these you know instinctively. You may make some of these yourself. But you know they aren't the same. They aren't made the same and they...

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