Food of France
Quizzes About The Food Of France: Discover Traditional, Regional And Industrial French Food
French food is well known around the globe for some of its classics such as cheese, wine, champagne, but there is so much more to it. Take the 4 fun quizzes about the food of France and test your knowledge on traditional and industrial French food. You will learn a fun thing or two about the food of France and its history. French cuisine is varied. Each French regions has its own specialties and delicacies. Come with me on a food trip through France.
These Food Of France Quizzes Were Inspired By Asterix The Gaul
I love Asterix comic books by Gossiny and Uderzo. I read them all when I was a kid. And recently took a trip back in time and read the entire collection again. I realized now that these are ok for kids, but much funnier for grown-ups because you get to understand all the historical jokes and the amazing word play in them.
Asterix and the banquet ("Le tour de Gaule d"Asterix" , in reference to le tour de France) gave me the idea for this food of France quiz.
In this book, Julius Caesar has enough of being ridiculed by this indomitable Gaul tribe so he barricades them in their village. Asterix and Obelix, the heroes of these stories, decide to show Caesar that Gaul belongs to the Gauls and that they can go everywhere as they please. So they make a bet with the Romans: they will bring food specialties from around the country as proof. Read the book if you want to know how it ends!
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Answers To The Food Of France Quizzes
What Is A Tartiflette?
A gratin of cheese
Tartiflette is a gratin of Reblochon cheese, potatoes, onions, cream and bacon. Artery clogging and absolutely delicious. Not difficult to make either. Tartiflette is a traditional and classic dish of Savoyard cuisine. I make tartiflette at home pretty often, but I do my own "lazy and too busy" version. The proper recipe is cooked in the oven, I do mine in a skillet. And no, there is no "light" version of the tartiflette, thanks Toutatis.
In France we use what they call "lardons": it is like bacon strips but very thick and cut in small pieces. I do not like lardons because I just cannot seem to get use to the non-crispy texture of it. Very difficult to get crispy lardons. Lardons are used in all kind of recipes from pizzas and quiches to the tartiflette.
So in my own version of the tartiflette I use bacon strips (you can find bacon strips in French's supermarket, it is just not that popular with the locals). And being Canadian, I know how our yummy maple flavored Canadian bacon is, but please not with this recipe!
Also, Reblochon is a raw milk cheese. You will not find that if you live in the USA. But you can find reblochon-like cheese. It should be close enough to make a good tartiflette. Here's one: Merlemont Reblochon
I rarely use recipes and almost always cook "au pif" as we say in French. It means that I go approximately with the ingredients. So, the recipe I give here is approximately what I use. Since Tartiflette is not pastry, there is no way you can go wrong.
Prep Time: 20
Total Time: 40
- Potatoes (a type that will stay firm after being cook): 500 grams
- bacon:100 grams
- butter about 2 tablespoon
- onion:1 medium
- Reblochon cheese: 250 grams
- fresh cream: a big spalt...the more the bettre! but let say about 2 tablespoon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1- Cook your potatoes, they should stay firm, so not too long!
- 2- While your potatoes are boiling, cook your bacon strips (you can do this in a microwave). I like mine crispy, but you do as you like.
- 3- Meanwhile, chop your onion, not to fine and cut your Reblochon cheese in cubes.Set aside
- 4- In a pan, saut the onions in butter until well browned. Peel the potatoes (you can keep the skin if you like). Slice them in thick slices and add them to the pan. Saut the potatoes until they get a little color. Reduce heat and add the thick cream, cooked bacon and the cheese, salt and pepper.
- 5- Mix a bit and let this cook until the cheese melt.
- 6- Serve
Why Are The Famous Hard Candies From Cambrai Called Betises?
Betises means foolish mistake and these candies were the result of a cooking mistake. Betises are a mint flavored boiled sweets with caramel stripes on it.
Orleans And Its Vicinity Is Famous For: Making Fine Vinegars. - Buy French Vinegars From Orleans Region
I always buy Pouret vinegars. These are high quality traditional Orleans vinegars. I love either their walnut vinegar (really good on a green salad) or their raspberry vinegar (mix it with some mayonnaise for an excellent coleslaw sauce).
How Do You Call A Grilled Cheese And Ham Sandwich With An Egg On Top?
A Croque-Madame is similar to a Croque-monsieur but it has an egg on top. Parisien and jambon-beurre is the same: a baguette sandwich with ham and butter.
What Is The Name Of The Famous Cake, Specialty Of Douarnenez In Bretagne Region?
Kouing-Aman is my all time favorite sweet. It's a dough with butter and more butter and sugar and more sugar and a bit more butter, slowly baked until the Kouing-Aman caramelizes. Kouing-Aman is the Breton word for butter cake.
The Kig Ha Farz are buckwheat dumpling (another Bretagne specialty). The clafoutis is a cherry cake from Limousin region, and Paris-Brest is a choux pastry with praline cream.
Warning about Kouing-Aman
There is no such thing as "I will have just one". Not possible. You will not stop at one. Believe me!
The Tarte Tropzienne Pie Was Made Famous By Which Actress?
Brigitte Bardot is responsible for the success of this tarte Tropezienne pie. In 1955, during the shooting of "Et dieu cra la femme" movie in St-Tropez, she indulged herself with what was just called cream cakes. She liked it very much, and rumor wants that she suggest the name "tarte Tropezienne" to the chef who inventetd this cream cake. The rest is history: the movie was an international success, making Bardot a superstar, putting St-Tropez on the map. The Tropezienne tart became St-Tropez staple dessert .
Restaurant La Mre Poulard On Mont Saint Michel Is Famous For?
The Making Of La Mere Poulard Omelette
Buy La Mere Poulard Cookies - Delicious butter cookies
Yummy traditional butter cookies made with delicious and real butter from Britanny region. Rich butter taste.
Potatoes Cooked In Duck Fat Is Called?
Pommes de terre Sarladaise
Pommes de terre Sarladaise is an excellent dish. I always keep duck fat in the fridge, so whenever I feel like it I can do my Sarladaise potatoes express version. Gratin Dauphinois is another classic French recipe: in an oven dish, rubbed with garlic, you slowly cook thinly sliced potatoes mixed with lots of cream.
Dijon Is Famous For? - Its mustard
A quality Dijon mustard is a must have around the kitchen. It makes a delicious salad dressing with shallots and olive oil.
How Do You Call The Famous Cheesecake, Specialty Of Poitou Region?
Tourteau is a cake made with goat cheese, sugar, flour and egg yolks. You recognize it by its burned-like charcoal colored top. I love tourteau. You can have them as aperitif as well as dessert. Personally I love them at apero time with a beer.
What Is A Carambar? - A Chewy Caramel Candy
I love Carambar, but don't buy them often because they are so good you end up eating the bag. They are much better than the jokes printed on their wrappers. These jokes are so bad, that the expression "blague carambar" (blague = joke) is now used when you make a bad joke.
Banania Is A Classic Breakfast Treat For Kids, What Is It? - A chocolate and banana flavored powder that you mix with milk for a drink
THE classic breakfast item in France since around 1915. It has even survived with its very controversial image of a Senegalese man (now much more cartoonish than before). Banania is a mix of chocolate, grains, banana and honey. Mix the powder with milk. Not too healthy but better than Quik because Banania has some fiber in it. And yes, it's good. No wonder it is still around after almost 100 years.
What Is A Malabar - A chewing gum
Malabar is the French equivalent of Bazooka bubblegum
What French Carbonated Beverage You Are Suppose To Shake Before Opening? - Orangina
Shake it shake it! Seriously you MUST shake this Orangina pop bottle before drinking it. Orangina is the only shakable pop drink I know of.
Citrus fruits carbonated drink.
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