Have you ever fallen in love with a place because of its food? Maybe it was a special restaurant that had you falling head over heels for a particular city or just the overall food scene. Food can make or break one’s experience. In France, the general food culture and quality have charmed me. You can get fresh, crusty baguettes anywhere in the country along with cheap Brie and wine to go with it. When it comes to specific regions, there’s a whole world of food to be discovered.
Is any one region of France a food paradise for you?
Gourmet food map of France
The folks over at Belle France put together the Tour de Cuisine food map of France below and I found it really interesting. Click one of the colored regions below to learn more!
Graphic credit: Belle France
Part of the fun of traveling is sampling an area’s foods… and I’ve done a whole lot of that. I’ve visited many of the highlighted regions in the food map of France above and you really can’t go wrong. Normandy’s fresh oysters are some of the best you’ll ever taste, and if you’re not into seafood, opt for some Camembert cheese which is from the region. Don’t forget to wash it all down with some cider!
Burgundy cuisine is also a favorite of mine, especially when it’s below freezing out. Beef Bourguignon is relatively simple and makes great leftovers too. A hearty stew sounds good right about now, so I might even make one for tonight. It’s -7 C at the moment. 😉