The Top Five Most Famous French Foods and Where to Buy Them June 22 2022
Ever wondered which french foods are the most famous and where to get them?
The French cuisine is one of the most famous cuisines in the world, it has a reputation for being one of the best. It's also considered to be one of the most innovative, with chefs and restaurants constantly creating new dishes.
In this article, we are going to list five of the most famous french foods and where you can find them.
Escargots are a type of edible snail. It is a delicacy in many Western countries and is usually prepared by briefly roasting or boiling the snails in seasoned water. If this sounds a little too out of your comfort zone, just remember that they’re often coated in garlic and butter. If that doesn’t convince you I would describe their consistency as similar to that of a mussel
There are many different kinds of escargots, but the most common ones are the French Snails. They are also known as petit gris, black foot and Burgundy snails. Likely due to the dish being French.
You can buy escargot’s online or at some specialty food stores that specialize in French cuisine.
Croissants are a pastry that is made by rolling layers of dough into a crescent shape and then baking them. They are often eaten for breakfast or as a snack.
Over the years Croissants have permutated and evolved into different forms as well, many people would be familiar with the chocolate croissant (which is sometimes mistaken for a pan du chocolat), almond croissants (a personal favourite of mine) and Nutella croissants.
Ironically, the croissant itself is believed to have been invented in Austria in the 18th century. The French version was created by an Austrian baker who opened a bakery in Paris called “Vienna Bakery”. But we’re still going to count it.
Foie gras is a French delicacy that is made from the liver of a goose or duck that has been specially fattened.
The dish is often served as a spread on sourdough bread, toast, or crackers. In some countries, it can be found in jars and cans to use as an ingredient in other dishes. It is quite a funky taste that I would recommend on any cheeseboard that features a quality blue cheese and cornichons.
Foie gras can be a controversial dish because of the way it is produced. So some foodies may choose to do some background research on how their Foie Gras is produced.
If you’re looking to buy foie gras it can be difficult in Australia however some online stores offer foie gras
Cassoulet is a traditional French dish consisting of white beans, sausage, and various cuts of pork. The dish originates in the region of Languedoc and is considered one of the national dishes of France.
Traditionally consisting of the leftover meats from the week, cassoulet has elevated to such a status through it’s sheer & undeniable rich taste.
The cassoulet is usually cooked for hours in an earthenware pot with a thick base and wide mouth, called a cassole. The crust on top can be either browned or left to form a natural crust.
This dish can be prepared from scratch or for those not looking for the hassle, cassoulet is sometimes sold online in a canned form.
Soufflé is a French dessert that is made with eggs, sugar, and either chocolate or cheese.
A soufflé is a type of dessert that originated in France. It can be made with either chocolate or cheese and it has risen egg whites on the inside.
The Masterchef fans reading may know that making soufflé at home can be quite a trying experience. Endlessly repeating the recipe in hopes this time the soufflé may finally rise, and if you think you’re up to the challenge, we recommend this beginner-intermediate soufflé recipe from the eggs.ca website.
Once again, if cooking is out of the question, you can generally find soufflé at your nearest French Bistro
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Obviously, due to France’s impeccable range and history of food we cant go over all of Frances amazing cuisines. However, we can (and have) listed a few more options below for those who want to learn more about french cuisine.