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May 06

Wine (Vin) Appellation d’Origine

  AOC Wine region Estimated date Comments Alsace Alsace 1945 Alsace wine or Alsatian wine (in French: Vin d’Alsace) is produced in the Alsace region in France and is primarily white. Because of its Germanic influence, it is the only Appellation d’Origine region in France to produce mostly Varietal wines, typically from similar grape varieties to …

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May 05

Wine (Vin) appellation d’origine controlee

  Aloxe-Corton Burgundy 1938 Aloxe-Corton,  is produced in the communes of Aloxe-Corton and Ladoix-Serrigny in Cote de Beaune of Burgundy. The appellation d’origine controlee (AOC) Aloxe-Corton may be used for red and white wine with respectively Pinot noir and Chardonnay as the main grape variety. The production consists of almost only red wine, around 98 per cent, and only around two percent white wine. The southern …

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May 04

Wine (Vin) Appellation d’Origine Contrôlee

  AOC Wine region Estimate date Comments Ajaccio Corsica 1984 Before 1984 a designation within Corse or Vin du Corse under the alternative names Ajaccio or Coteaux d’Ajaccio Ajaccio is an Appellation d’Origine Controlee (AOC) for wine situated in Corsica, France as a part of the Corsica wine region. Ajaccio was earlier known as Coteaux d’Ajaccio and covers a …

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May 03

Types of French Bread.

(Edit Page) About France    Types of French bread. Pain a l’Ail – Garlic bread. In France, this may be any bread that is toasted and flavored with garlic. Pain au Froment – Bread made from 100% wheat flour. Pain aux Noix  – Nut bread; made with whole wheat flour and walnuts. Pain Baguette – The …

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May 02


Aperitifs (Edit Page) The  Kir, Kir Cidre Royal – made with cider instead of wine, with a measure of calvados added. Kir Communard/Cardinal – made with red wine instead of white Kir Hibiscus Royal – made with sparkling wine, peach liqueur, raspberry liqueur, and an edible hibiscus flower. Also found with sparkling wine and pear …

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May 01

Poitou- Charentes 14

poitou-charentes 14 (Edit Page) Cuisine et boissons Poitou-Charentes (Food & Drink Poitou-Charentes) Cuisine (Kitchen) Fruits de mer  (Seafood) – Les huîtres : – Oysters: Charente-Maritime, they make 15,000 people live on small family farms, little mechanization. An oyster on two gobées in France comes from the largest parks in the country, located in the Marennes-Oléron (south …

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Apr 22

About France

Gastronomy (Edit Page) Regional French food About France South-West France: In the south-west of France the emphasis is on rich foods. The main specialities are duck, foie gras, prunes, oysters, mushrooms and truffles. And of course a nice rich red Bordeaux wine to go with it. Confit de canard, foie gras and pruneaux d’agen are …

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Nov 12

Alsace, Wines and spirits

Wines and spirits Same dominant (white), same grapes, Alsace, member of the Holy Roman Empire, there naturally scored his vineyard. However, sunshine hills Vosges, the diversity of soils and relatively dry climate characterized her earlier.

Nov 04

Pâtisseries : – Pastries:

Pâtisseries : – Pastries: each party comes out with gentleness osterfladen (egg custard) at Easter, berawecka winter (bun larded pears dried fruit). We must breathe before Christmas scents of anise and spices that permeate every house of Alsace for making chrischtstolle (fruit bread shaped swimmer) or gingerbread. A true classic in Strasbourg. Not to mention …

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Nov 02

Pain : – Bread

Pain : – Bread: poppy, cumin, nuts, rye, bacon, sesame, grapes, olives … We are already in Central Europe. By a quirk of the tradition, the bread is not – in principle – never cooked on Saturday night (okay, that was true especially there fifteen years).

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