FOOD & CUISINE

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Food specialities in Centre and Val de Loire

The Loire Valley area makes up one of the largest regions in metropolitan France, birthplace of writer François Rabelais and his most famous character, Gargantua – a giant with an enormous appetite and a taste for the local fouaces… Like pitta pockets spiced with saffron (Safran du

Fresh & Creamy Cabécous

Cheese: Cabécou
Age: Usually bought and eaten at just over one week up to a couple of weeks old, when the flesh starts to go gooey, and the skin is soft, white and loose. The very strong and…

Taste of the Terroir – Pays Basque

Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Spanish Pyrénées in the South-West of France is the Pays Basque and it has a much respected culinary style all of its own!   As an appetizer, you can’t beat a few slithers

Geese, Ducks and Pigeons

In this region of the South of France the splendid goose has been King for a thousand years. Although perennially popular, goose is expensive and revered and so generally used only for feasts and special occasions…

Marcillac Wine

Marcillac is situated towards the north west of Aveyron at the foot of the « causses », blessed with a « micro-climate » giving rise to its milder winters and hence the production of its Marcillac wine. Red wine is predominant product of Marcillac, although rosé is also allowed within the AOC.

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Tarte tatin au romarin et amandes grillées

This classic dessert carries the name of the two famous Tatin sisters who invented the recipe. Everybody loves it, I think, because of the smell of warm apple mixed with caramel, and the delicious crunchiness of the light pastry.

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Taste of the Terroir – Pays Basque

Nestled between the Atlantic Ocean and the Spanish Pyrénées in the South-West of France is the Pays Basque and it has a much respected culinary style all of its own!   As an appetizer, you can’t beat a few slithers