Good morning, good afternoon, good night everyone! How are you? I hope you had a wonderful week – or at least that it wasn’t as exhausting as mine was. I’m thrilled to be back today with another theme for my little #SFATW feature…especially because I will be talking about FOOD. And you know how much I love food, right?
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Alright, enough with these little details, and let’s get into this post… and talk about FOOD.
There are SO many specialties in France, and you all probably know by heart the clichéd ones: macarons, and…okay I am drawing a blank here and let’s pretend it’s because I am French? For this blog post, I have decided to be more specific, because if I’m staying on French Food this post will be WAY too long and it’d be basically IMPOSSIBLE to choose from all the food. Instead, I’m going to focus on some home specialties, my little region of Alsace.
The salty treats
If I had to pick ONE favorite food from my home, I think that would be it. I just love it WAY too much. It pretty much looks like pizza, right, and who doesn’t love pizza? The trick here is, the dough is super thin, It’s covered with fromage blanc, sliced onions and lardon, and I love it so much. What’s even greater is that there are lots of different Flammekueche. That one’s the traditional one, but…if you’re more of a sweet tooth, it can be done with apples. Yum.
I have NO idea why I just said it’s my favorite before, I love food so much I can’t pick one thing. Pretzel, as you’d all say (in France we say, Bretzel), is simply made of dough tied into a knot. It happens to exist in a LOT of different taste. Like with cheese, for instance.
Sounds awful. I hate that noun haha. Actually, it’s finely cut cabbage, the taste of it is kind of strong since it’s been fermented a while. I’m no expert in this so I’m not going to explain more. It’s usually served with sausage, salted meat and potatoes. Really, if you ever come to eat choucroute… you probably won’t be too hungry for the rest of the day.
Yes, okay, I lied before. I LOVE spaetlzes so much, I could eat these ALL the time. What’s that weird name, you ask? It’s…pasta. Really. Made with eggs. As simple as that, but it’s delicious, and not like your usual pasta dish. Because it’s way more consistent.
That one’s for my sister, and for all the cheese lovers out there. It’s a very strong, soft-and-melting-in-your-mouth kind of cheese. You either love, or hate it, I think. I do love it.
The sweet treats
I am SUCH a sweet tooth, so obviously I had to do a whole category on that. If I could tell you all my favorites and rant for hours, here are a couple of specialties I hope you’ll enjoy. We share a lot of these specialties with Germany, since they are right…well, literaly next door.
These are my favorites. You’re going to get that a lot. They’re little men-shaped brioches, and they are DELICIOUS. We usually eat these around the Saint Nicolas (the 6th of December).
For once I’m not going to rave about this because I quite don’t like it. In English, this would be…gingerbread. We usually eat this around Christmas time. Christmas time is a wonderful period around here, and it’s filled with food and hot wine and christmas markets. Oops, this is kind of not the subject here…let’s get back to cakes and love!
So I just found out this is also a Swiss and Austrian cake? It has a very distinctive ring shape and it’s usually filled with raisin, almonds or sometimes even candied fruits. It’s really really good.
Alright, now…I thought that if you wanted to discover a bit more of our cooking without actually having to travel that far…Why not try something in your kitchen? I swear it’s a pretty easy recipe to do, even I can do it, and I’m not that much of a cook, ahah. Without further ado, let’s bake….
These little bredele shaped in whatever pastry cutters you have are delicious, and perfect around Christmas time. Or anytime, really.
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