Want the lowdown on some famous French food? Today’s free French lesson with audio will have you pronouncing bouillabaisse and foie gras like a pro!
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A rich fish soup from Marseilles
Le foie gras du Quercy
Goose liver pate from the Dordogne
Le cassoulet Toulousain
White beans and spicy meats from Toulouse
Le Pineau des Charentes
A light cooked wine from South West France
A type of fungus delicacy found underground (truffles)
Les cèpes du Lot
Deliciously tasty mushrooms
Le jambon de Paris
A light pink cooked ham
La crème de champignons
Cream of mushrooms
Les moules marinières
Mussels in white wine
Les cuisses de grenouilles
Le pâté de campagne
Country terrine / Fresh pate
Rib steak in white wine
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“La campagne” is where you would head to if you wanted to spend time in the countryside, and France has rich and diverse landscapes from the flat north, to the Massif Central, The Jura, the Alps to the rocks and caves of the south.
Each province or “départment” has its own identity and its specialist local produce.
It’s amazing to taste the recipes, flavors and aromas which vary so much from north to south. While Provence, in the south, leads the field in lavender and orange blossom production used in perfumes, the eastern coast has more cooked wine and brandy producers than anywhere else in France!
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