As far a I'm concerned, Aquitaine is not only one of the most diverse and picturesque regions of France, it is one of the best places to find simple, traditional French food. I am, however slightly biased, as it has also been our home for nearly 14 years.
With the Atlantic Ocean along the whole West side, 250 kilometres of ocean coastline in total! It has Europe’s biggest beach, la Dune du Pyla, the tallest sand dune in Europe.
And with the mountains of the Pyrenees, bordering with Spain, at the south of the region. Its mild climate, influenced by the Gulf Stream, means that this part of South-West France offers a host of culinary delights, with the pleasures of the table been a key part of everyday life.
This is a region with a vast range of top-quality produce, some are such famous French foods that they even have their own museums or tourist routes.
Wild mushrooms such as ceps can be found almost anywhere, if you know where to look. Confit de canard, foie-gras, Potate Sarladaise or even truffles can also be found in what seams to be every Ferme Auberge (a traditional farm restaurant) I have have ever been to (and i've been to a few).
Foie Gras with Truffles (Pate de Foie Gras aux Truffes) - A famous french dish, exquisite, but expensive. Normally eaten at Christmas time as a treat for a special occasion.
Confit de Canard ( preserved duck) - Confits are basically a technique of preservation. 'Preserved duck' is a very traditional dish in this region. Normally eaten with Potate Sarladaise and haricot verts, (green beans).
Fried Potatoes with Garlic (Potate Sarladaise) - A very traditional recipe from the beautiful and historic region of Périgord. This popular dish is
normally served with a meat or fish dish.
You can have a page totally dedicated to you. Share your favourite recipe from this region of France, please click submit recipe now!
|La Belle Etoile|
|Hotel-restaurant Les Jardins de Brantome|
|La Table du Moulin|
|Le Vieux Logis|
|Restaurant Le Tertre|
|Cabanoix et Chataignes|
|The Black Duck|
|Le Moulin du Roc|
Champagnac de Belair
|Le Wine Bar|
|Chateau Cordeillan Bages|
|L'Assiette de Foie Gras|
|Le Chevrefeuille Restaurant & Cookery School|