No wonder, food orgasm is soul stirring and which is why Culinary Tourism is gaining popularity. Ever since time immemorial, humans have been travelling to distant lands in search of unique tastes to satiate the palette and to learn about gourmet legacies left by our ancestors to cherish. The love for food is real, an affair of taste with soul is exceptionally strong and there’s no denying that we all have that foodhalic in us who salvates when a colourful platter meets the eyes or if the aroma of food strikes the senses. I am sure this is already conjuring vivid food scenes in mind. So without further ado, let’s enroute to the gastronomy hub of the world, France that produces irresistible tastes and exotic culinary delights that are worth devouring. Surely, classic French dishes are the biggest draw cards for connoisseurs and oh-so-delicious dishes of France have so many stories to tell. Essayer la nourriture!
Here’s the list of top 10 Iconic Dishes of France that will simply leave you drooling. Check out!
1. Coq au Vin
One of the classics of French gastronomy, Coq au Vin is typically a rooster in wine sort of dish that is cooked on low heat with an assortment of vegetables such as onions, garlic, mushrooms,carrots etc. The red wine used in the dish adds to the bold taste and rustic aroma of this iconic French dish that is a legacy of the Roman empire. Some new variations of the dish come with chicken and beef stock etc, however, if you really want to taste the real Coq au vin then try its original rooster version that is absolutely delectable.
2. Steak-Frites (Steak with French Fries)
France is not the birthplace of French fries, however, it does have some classic variations such as Steak Frites which are totally hard to resist. This lip smacking French fries version with a chunk of beef and classic hollandaise sauce is reckoned as the national dish of France. However, you can also try the crunchy Steak-Frites dressed in au poivre sauce or roquefort which are absolutely lip smacking delish.
Natives of the southwestern region of France are known for cooking some amazing casserole dishes that speak more about traditional gastronomy of the country. One such fantastic recipe of France is Cassoulet which is all about enjoying the joy of multiple textures and aromas. The typical braised recipe includes white beans as the main ingredient along with parts of duck meat, pork or sausages. The terracotta pot adds the earthy fragrance to the casserole which indeed is hard to resist.