France is known for its beautiful language, famous landmarks and art. It’s also famous for its rich in flavour cuisine all around the world. If you’re planning a trip to France you can’t miss out on this culinary experience. What are the 5 most popular foods you can eat in France?
Is there anything more French than croissants? It’s typically eaten for breakfast, but it also makes for a good treat! Croissants are made from buttery layered pastry. They are best when fresh and crispy. It’s a good idea to visit a local bakery early in the morning to serve fresh croissants with favourite coffee.
2. Foie Gras
It can be enjoyed with a simple toast or as a part of another dish. Foie Gras in French means literally fat liver. It’s a speciality in the south-western and Alsace region of the country. It’s considered a delicacy and is usually eaten on special occasions. The dish is made of a very fatty liver of a duck or goose which has been force fed with rich grains. The dish stirs a bit of controversy.
This dish includes a mix of sautéed vegetables. A classic recipe includes eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, tomatoes, garlic, onions and fresh herbs. It can be served both ways – as a cold or hot dish. It’s a summer dish and tastes best with the fresh ingredients. What makes it special is that each vegetable is cooked separately and then mixed together. It creates a complex taste of the dish.
The French cuisine wouldn’t be complete without the seafood. Bouillabaisee is rich in different kinds of it. The dish started out as a poor man’s platter in Marseille. It used to include the items, which the fisherman couldn’t sell. That’s why the dish is so full of different kinds of seafood. These days it’s a delicacy. The stew is made with olive oil and different kind of fish.
5. Créme brûlée
France is known for its rich traditions of great desserts, but nothing beats the simplicity of créme brûlée! It’s a cream dessert, which is topped with hard caramelised sugar. If you’re visiting France, then you can’t miss this one!
For a taste of French cuisine you can visit London’s Salt Flakes Restaurant, which specialises in a French cuisine with a modern twist.