The French have always been well known for their delicious cooking. With these recipes, you can try and replicate some of their most delectable dishes.
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From the high mountains of Alsace and Lorraine to the sun-drenched countryside of Provence, France is widely varied in culinary traditions. Learn more about the foods, ingredients, and recipes of each region.
Germany and France alternated ruling the area of Alsace-Lorraine, in northeastern France, for several centuries. Over time, Germany’s influence on traditional French dishes became apparent. Alsatians and Lorrainers have become masters of pickling, smoking meats, and packing sausages. They place a high importance on the impeccable quality of their rustic food products.
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Cajun and Creole recipes come from a wide swath of geography that encompasses Canada from the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in Northeastern Canada down to areas of Lousiana in the United States. A rich blended heritage of French, Spanish, African, and Caribbean cultures have contributed to flavorful Cajun and Creole food.
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Belgium borders northeast France and takes its cuisine from a tumultuous history of invasions and reign by the Romans, Vikings, Germans, Austrians, French, German, Spanish, and Dutch. Belgian recipes are famous for having the quality and finesse of French cuisine while being served in the big portions by which German cuisine is known.
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Situated at the northwestern tip of France, Brittany juts out into the sea, making seafood its prime cuisine. Recipes from Brittany are filled with fresh fish, apples, and famous buckwheat crepes.Continue to 5 of 9 below.
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Consisting mainly of Quebec and eastern Canada, French Canadian recipes combine French culinary techniques with local North American ingredients. The resulting food is deliciously homestyle with incredible French panache.
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Food from Basque country and Gascony is traditionally hearty fare for the weathered workers of the rural, mountainous area. The wholesome, often spicy recipes come from a blended heritage of Viking invasions and French and Spanish culture.
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Normandy is a beautiful farm country by the sea. The resulting cuisine is rich with dairy products, orchard fruit, and fresh-from-the-water seafood.Continue to 9 of 9 below.
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Recipes from Provence are full of fresh fruits and vegetables thanks to the temperate, sunny climate and carefully tended farmland.