Meeting #7: Talking about typical French Food

So yesterday, Sunday 23th of April Marie and I gather for our 7th meeting.

We decided -since we both liked each others´ typical foods- to learn a little bit more about the Mexican and French food, respectively.

This is what i learned about french people and their food tastes: for the French people, the food is very important. It’s a moment when we are with your family or your friends, when we share our life with the others and they enjoy to eat. They usually start with a starter, after with the main course, after that we are forced to have cheese, because it’s a tradition in France, and at the end a good desert. Obviously, they also have a glass of wine with them every diner.

Marie talked about the typical dishes they eat all around the year:

  1. The first one is the most amazing one and it’s almost the same than the dish we cooked on our session #6. It’s LA TARTIFLETTE. It’s just potatoes, bacon, onions and a loooooot of cheese! This plate came from Savoie who is actually the region in France when you are going to practicing ski.
  2. The second one is LE COQ AU VIN. It’s very simple: a cock marinated in wine with onions, carrots and mushroom.
  3. After, they have LE POT AU FEU. You have to take some vegetables and a little piece of meat. You put everything in a big pot with a lot of water and cook it little by little.
  4. This is the most famous one in Bretagne, a region in the North-East. It’s LA CREPE.
  5. They also have LE CASSOULET. This is actually white beans, duck confit and sausage. It came from the South of France.
  6. The last one is maybe the most traditional plate from France: LE BOEUF BOURGUIGNON. You just have to cook beef inside Bourgogne’s wine. Give some vegetables and potatoes with it and that’s it.

Maybe i´ll try to cook some of this dishes when i get back home in Mexico… They sure sound delicious!!!!


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