Speciality

Prunes - ©david pacey / CC-BY Prunes - ©david pacey / CC-BY

What's this? After the plum from Brignoles (Var), here's the prune (pruneau in French) from Agen. A dry fruit men knew since the Antiquity for its medical and health virtues (yes, the prune is good...

The marzipan - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA The marzipan - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA

What’s this? Crushed almonds, sugar, eggs white, a little flavour of orange water… do you know the marzipan (massepain in French) from Issoudun? We recognize it by its rectangular or square shape...

The gaufrettes - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA The gaufrettes - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA

What’s this? Hey, people love waffle, in Northern France: do you know the famous filled waffle from Lille? Well, here we have gaufrette (″wafer″): ″funny wafers″, gaufrettes amusantes! A yummy...

The sugar - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA The sugar - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA

What’s this? The sucre de pomme is a speciality from Rouen (Normandy), created in the 16th century: with what?? Apples! Apples cooked in sugar and lemon juice. In the end, we get a big kind of...

The nougat - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA The nougat - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA

What’s this? The most famous speciality from Saint-Tropez (Provence)? The nougat! Mellow, white, full of pistachios, honey from Provence and Spanish almonds… yum! The famous French writer Colette...

Papaline - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA Papaline - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA

What’s this? A sweet in memory of the popes from Avignon (pape in French means ″pope″), like the eggplants’ papeton. A little pink ball, looking like another French sweet, the thistle from Lorraine...

The vérités - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA The vérités - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA

What’s this? The vérité de Lapalisse (Lapalisse’s truth) comes from Allier département (Auvergne, Central France). It’s a caramel coated with sugar, flavoured with coffee, nut, raspberry or…...

The cake (small version) - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA The cake (small version) - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA

What’s this? Here’s a strange French speciality coming from Hautes-Pyrénées, but also from Aveyron. Why strange? Because of its cone shape, with its pike made of cooked mixture! A mixture made of...

A carp - ©Piet Spaans / CC-BY-SA A carp - ©Piet Spaans / CC-BY-SA

What’s this? The carp, here, comes from the ponds of Brenne (Central France). People fish it on winter. We all know the stuffed carp, but there are other recipes, like the roasted carp. In Brenne...

The échaudés - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA The échaudés - ©Anecdotrip.com / CC-BY-NC-SA

What’s this? The échaudé is a triangular dry biscuit, golden and puffy, made of a scald mixture then cook in an oven. Yes! Echaudé means ″scald″! A real biscuit for starvation time or Lent...


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