To experience French gastronomy, do not limit yourselves to cuisine of the mainland alone. Permit yourselves to delight in the rich and exotic flavors found in the cuisine of Outre-Mer( Overseas France).
One can say that the cuisine of Outre-Mer is eclectic. Caribbean, European, Indian, African and Asian influences are found in their recipes.
Boudins, accras, canard à la vanilla, bouillon d’awara, and poison cru are just a few well knows dishes that you simply must taste when you get an opportunity.
The food of Outre-Mer will certainly give you a gastronomical experience worth trying.
I simply have to agree! Visiting the Louvre is an experience.
The Louvre is a museum of art. It is located in Paris,France.
Did you know that the Louvre is over a 200 years old and was once a fortress?
The beautiful glass pyramid we see in photos depicting the Louvre was built much later in 1988. This structure is a landmark.
The museum displays different forms of art and many ancient antiquities as well. There are 35,000 art work and over 350,000 objects on display.
There is so much to see that I would think you would need more than a day to actually explore and experience all that it has to offer you.
The Louvre is also famous for the Mona Lisa, a painting by Leonardo da Vinci.
The Louvre experience makes you have a whole new appreciation for art. Here is a lovely quote that describes how Susan Vreeland feels after having visited the Louvre.
Coming out of the Louvre for the first time in 1971, dizzy with new love, I stood on Pont Neuf and made a pledge to myself that the art of this newly discovered world in the Old World would be my life companion.
On prend l'café au lait au lit Avec des gâteaux et des croissants chauds Pierre Dudan
The lyrics from the refrain of a French song.
Does it evoke a desire to be sitting at a French café drinking cafe au lait?
Ah! Café. For those of you who are coffee lovers, this is the dream!
For those of you who don’t know the difference between café au lait and white coffee, let me enlighten you. Café au lait is prepared by adding hot milk. White coffee is prepared by adding cold milk.
For those of you who like facts, Café au lait is originally French. There are apparently variations of it around the world.
Enjoy your café au lait!
This post is dedicated to mon amour, John Luker who loves his café. He is the founder and owner of NextGen Technologies. He lives in the fantastic city of Melbourne, Australia. He enjoys blogging, design, reading & photography and loves to share his thoughts online with like-minded readers. He also has a personal blog called Eat Luv Live.
Ratatouille. What image comes to mind when you hear this word?
A lot of us are familiar with this dish. Either we have had the gastronomical treat of tasting this wonderful dish that originated in Nice and is a scrumptious vegetable stew. Or else we have been captivated with the Pixar production called Ratatouille that was released by Walt Disney Pictures.
For those who have not watched the movie, do go and watch it. It is a lot of laughs and a lot of fun. It follows the story of a rat names Remy who aspires to becomes chef. Remy through a series of hilarious incidents befriends a restaurant garbage guy named Linguini. At some point in the film ,Remy guides Linguini and ends up making the most exquisite version of Ratatouille. Well, I wont tell you anymore or add any spoilers in here. Watch the film!
The ratatouille has been deconstructed and prepared and served in so many different ways but the ingredients have not changed. The ratatouille is made using tomato, courgette, aubergine, bell pepper, garlic, onion and herbs. The word “ratatouille” in it’s origin derivative form means to “stir up”. Simply put, the ratatouille is a Provençal vegetable stew. If you are a perfectionist in the kitchen then you will agree with the purists who believe that each vegetable must shine and its unique flavor must be tasted when preparing this dish.
As mentioned before there are many variations of this dish that are prepared. If you enjoy cooking , then this a dish you simply must try to prepare. Bon Appetit!