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FIFA's Teams & French Cuisine

Updated on July 7, 2014
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FIFA Teams & French Cuisine

Volume 6, Issue 20, July 6, 2014

Of the 52 FIFA teams or groups 32 have qualified for the finals and of course the host country Brazil automatically qualifies for the finals in the challenges for the FIFA World Cup. It is now the quarter finals and the teams that will go to the finals are vying for the prestige of the World Cup and faces the challenges of the upcoming finals.

Some of the top ten players who are scoring for their teams include the following countries three out of ten players are from Brazil with FIFA’s world cup statistics being T. Silva with a 9.66 scoring level, David Luiz with a 9.56 scoring level, and Neymar JR with a 9.53 scoring level.

Nederlands comes in with two top scoring players in the top ten with Robben and a 9.59 scoring level and De Vrij with a 9.51 scoring level.

Then there is France with Benzema at a 9.79 scoring level and Varane with a 9.7 scoring level.

Then there is James from Columbia with a 9.74 scoring level.

Following closely with Hummels from Germany with a 9.63 scoring level and Vertonghen from Belguim with a 9.4 scoring level.

The French are widely known for being some of the most sought after chefs in the world because of the those who come out of the Cordon Blue Academy and just may cook fine cuisine for the World Cup winners. Some of the root vegetables the French have employed and engaged in their cuisine are Tarragon, French Sorrel, Carrot, Chicory, Parsley, Thyme, Chervil, Lavender, Male Fern, Basil, and Balsam Fir.

Not only are these root vegetables promoting energy and nutrients for our players but they play a major part in the World of Cuisine and what gets the athletes in perfect form for the FIFA games. These root vegetables also produce a much needed variety of medicinal remedies for the traditional and ancient world that they were derived from the European Union and France.


Tarragon is also known as:

  • Dragon’s mugwort
  • Estragon
  • French tarragon
  • German tarragon
  • Tarragon
  • True tarragon

This green perennial shrub is a spiky leafed shrub that looks like wide bladed grass. It is native to the dry regions of the world and has perfumed leaves that have a licorice-anise fragrance that is commercially grown for there aromatic leaves. Basically they are used in aromatherapy.

The medicinal engagement of the Tarragon shrub is treatment for insomnia, treatments for aromatherapy purposes, delayed periods or menses, tooth aches, and arthritis. This herb is useful in relieving enzymes problems, eliminating toxic substances and has proteins that support the digestive system.

Some of the most famous cuisines in France is lobster thermadour and linguini with clam sauce.

French Sorrel

Also known as:

  • Buckler-leaved Sorrel
  • French Sorrel
  • Round-leaved Sorrel
  • Sour Grass

Is a bush like plant that grows in the European state’s mountainous regions. It has a wide rounded leaf with arrow-shaped edges. It also produces a reddish-brown flower, it is a climbing vine and could also be cultivated indoors during the winter season.

The medicinal engagement of this plant are infused with its uses for vitamin deficiency and is engaged for improvement for circulation of blood. It has vitamin C, A and iron and fiber in its medicinal properties.

In French cuisine this herb is widely used for classic dishes like sorrel soup and soup aux herbes. This herb is also useful in soufflés and omelettes.


Also known as:

  • Bee’s Nest
  • Bird’s nest
  • Carrot
  • Devil’s plague
  • Queen Anne’s Lace
  • Wild Carrot

The carrot is a common garden vegetable that grows wild and is one of the most recognized vegetables in the world. It produces a beautiful white flora with feathery leaves and orange colored root vegetables. The ancient Romans and Greeks enjoyed this nutritious vegetable and plant and used it in cleansing rituals by their shamans. It was actually first introduced as an herbal plant and not a vegetable by Queen Anne’s empire in the European Union.

Medicinal engagement of this plant include the use for epileptic seizures with the use of the small deep red or purple flora in a herbal tea. It is and also used in the use of kidney stone treatments and intestinal worms and relief of intestinal gas. It is also used to prevent heart attacks and strokes. It is used in cancer treatments and the relief of parasites, diarrhea, high cholesterol problems, and blindness. Loaded with beta-carotene this ancient remedy is used in many other remedies.

In French cuisine the carrot is commonly used in many dishes.

Chicory Root

Also known as:

  • Blue Dandelion
  • Blue-sailors
  • Chicory
  • Coffeeweed
  • Garden chicory
  • Succory
  • Wild Chicory
  • Wild Succory

This plant is a member of the daisy family and blooms flora that look like azure blue daisies they are grown in the temperate regions of France and is also used as an additive to coffee’s or as a substitute for coffee. It is a widely known folk remedy in the European Union and it was used in Egypt as a coffee substitute. The Pakistani used this plant for liver treatments. This plant bears a cabbage like vegetable that is widely used and was traditionally used in the ancient world as a European folk remedy.

Medicinal engagement include liver treatments, alleviate digestive problems, diabetes treatment, constipation, and gout.

Traditionally used in salads that accompany the meaty French dishes of the European cuisine.


This herb was and is extensively used in garnishing cuisine and a variety of world dishes for more than 2000 years. It blooms a bright green feathery flora that is eaten with many dishes.

Medicinal uses or engagement for treating arthritis, gout, cystitis, delayed menses, cancer, osteoarthritis, and immune-deficiency problems, wound healing, and blood problems.

This herb is a staple food in French cuisine and is used in many dishes that garnish and add flavor to a variety of cuisine.


Also known as:

  • Black Thyme
  • Common thyme
  • English thyme
  • French thyme
  • Garden thyme
  • German thyme
  • Serapyllum
  • Thyme
  • Tomillo
  • Winter thyme

This decorative and purple-flowered herb or shrub is a low-growing plant that bears pink and purple flora. Widely used and engaged as a spice, it is also used as a bouillon.

The medicinal uses or engagement of this herb are skin conditions, rash, cuts, burns, and is widely used in Ayurvedic medicine for herbal balms and oils. It is another aromatic herb that is also used in aromatherapy.

Other medicinal uses include immune system treatments, infections, colds, gastroenteritis, irritable bowel syndrome, indigestion, blood circulation treatment, fatigue, anxiety, and pain.

The French use this herb in many dishes to flavor and spice up including mussels, clams, and eggplant.


Commonly known as:

  • Chervil
  • Beaked parsley
  • French parsley
  • Garden chervil
  • Gourmet parsley
  • Salad Chervil

Is a slender decorative herb that grows up to 18 inches in height and bears a white flower. This is a herb that is also in the parsley family of herbs and is used in many remedial medicines.

Some of the medicinal engagement that this herb is used for is in the treatment of stomach disorders, depression, arthritis, skin problems, eczema, and sore joints.


Otherwise known as:

  • Common Lavender
  • Garden lavender
  • Lavender
  • Spike lavender
  • Sweet lavender
  • True lavender

This shrub or plant is grown in Southern Europe or France and grows up to 24 inches in height. It bears a purple flora that has a strong aroma. It is commonly used in aromatherapy and herbal medicines.

The medicinal engagement include anciety treatments, migrane headaches, depression, nausea, indigestion, pathogenic bacteria or diseases, asthma, bronchitis, stomach and bowel infections, and fevers.

This flowery herb is used in many dishes of gourmet French cuisine as a spice added to meats and also includes a use in ice cream or puddings that the French are famous for.

Male Fern

Also known as:

  • Aspidium
  • Bear’s-paw
  • Knotty brake
  • Male fern
  • Shield fern
  • Sweet brake

Is one of the most sought after and famously used in medicine for tapeworms and this herb grows and was used in the ancient Greek world.


Also known as:

  • Arjaka
  • Basil
  • Common basil
  • French basil
  • Garden basil
  • Luole
  • Royal herb
  • St Josephwort
  • Sweet Basil
  • Tulsi

This herb is cultivated worldwide and comes in several varieties of basil. It is a bushy shrub that grows up to 2 feet in height and has leaves that look like mint leaves.

Medicinal engagement include cramps, nausea, indigestion, parasite treatment, worms elimination, altitude sickness, migraines, and skin disorders.

In French cuisine the French use this herb in Pasta Al Pesto and is mixed with buttered spaghetti.

Balsam Fir

Also known as:

  • Balsam Fir
  • Canada Balsam
  • Christmas tree
  • Fir
  • Fir balsam
  • Fir pine
  • Sapin
  • Silver fir
  • Silver pine

This highly decorative and aromatic fir tree is used most memorably for its Christmas tree but is also used in aromatherapy (which I use everyday) and used in many herbal remedies in many cultures besides the French European Union.

Some of the medicinal uses include cuts, colds, coughs, treatment for pain, infections, diarrhea, gonorrhea, and oral sores.

Famous in French cuisine as a Balsam Fir Syrup it is widely used during the winter months for cough and flu seasons.


Retrieved from the Internet (free dictionary online)

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