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25/09/17

French Gastronomy

French cuisine is characterized by its extreme diversity. In that, it can only be compared to Chinese cuisine or the cuisine of India. Traditionally, each region of France have their own distinctive cuisine: cuisine from northwest France uses butter, cream (crème fraiche), and apples; cuisine from northeastern France is reminiscent of German cuisine and uses lard, sausages, beer and sauerkraut; cuisine from...

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01/09/17

How to Taste French Wine

Tasting the Wines 1. No special science is required to appreciate a good thing. Tasting French wines is always an enjoyable experiment. but a little knowledge helps one to get the most out of it. The first step is to look at the wine in the glass. See how bright it looks; compare the different shades of the reds which go from a brilliant ruby to a purple hue; the whites which go from a very pale yellow (sometimes...

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08/08/17

Kir, Cheese, Desserts

The ‘Kir’© is Burgundian, let nobody tell you otherwise. It was invented by Canon Kir who for many years was Deputy Mayor of Dijon. The ‘invention’ brought together two local ingredients…Creme de Cassis (the blackcurrant liqueur produced in Dijon) and the wine produced from Aligoté grape (which is the only other white grape grown in Burgundy other than Chardonnay). Aligoté was not a popular wine,...

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04/08/17

Cuisine Scene

Normandy is haute-cuisine heaven for food lovers and visitors seeking authentic culinary experiences. Famous for its dairy products, like butter, milk, cream and cheese, the region is also world wide renowned for its apples. Most restaurants in Normandy will use locally sourced products. . Some producers are delighted to welcome visitors, from the Camembert Cheese farm to the Palais Benedictine or various Calvados...

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10/12/16

Tastes of France — Direct from the Producers

There’s nothing like freshly squeezed orange juice and baked bread right out of the oven … right? Well, in France you can go one step further and pick it off the tree or get it straight out of the ground and then turn it into a mouth-watering delight Around the country there are literally thousands of producers of every food you can imagine that are ready to open their doors … or rather the gates...

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