Food and Drink from Auvergne

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Situated in the heart of France, the Auvergne region of France is probably best known for it's volcanoes.

Amazingly, there is a series of more than 80, dormant volcanoes, situated in the centre of Europe's largest regional nature park.
Le Parc Naturel des Volcans d’Auvergne.

This volcanic area of France is called The Chaîne des Puys and stretches out for over 30 km, through breathtaking scenery. It is a chain of round volcanoes and includes, The Plomb du Cantal volcano, which is Europe's largest volcano, with a diameter exceeding that of Mount Etna (Sicily, Italy).

The natural lakes which have formed in the craters, the small villages and winter ski resorts on the slopes of the volcanoes, make a visit to this incredible region of France, an unforgettable experience.

This region is some what of a cheese lovers paradise and produces over 1/4 of France’s total labelled cheeses. The best known of these include Cantal, Salers, Bleu d’Auvergne and Saint Nectaire. Today, they continue to be manufactured in strict observance of traditional French cheese-making techniques.

The dry mountain air is also perfect for drying hams and curing sausages. Most of the traditional regional recipes combine some sort of pork with basic ingreadients from the garden such as cabbage and potatoes. A good example is Potée Auvergnat, this dish combines simple rustic ingredients, a typical old fashioned peasant dish.

Recipes from the region

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Auvergne Pot au feu (Potée Auvergnat) - A good example of all-in-one hot pot cooking, there are variations of this recipe found in most regions of France, this one uses ham & bacon (beef in some areas).

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Restaurants in Auvergne

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Restaurant Serge Vieira
Chaudes-Aigues


Restaurant Regis & Jacques Marcon
Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid


L'Avenue
Clermont-Ferrand


Les Caudalies
Vichy


Maison Decoret
Vichy


Francois Gagnaire Restaurant
Le Puy-en-Velay


Auberge des Orchidees
Tournemire


Le P'tit Roseau
Issoire


La Grignote
Le Mont-Dore


L'Auberge des Montagnes
Pailherols


L'auberge des Ris
Vallon-en-Sully


Gouts et Couleurs
Clermont-Ferrand


La Bergerie de Sarpoil
Puy-de-Dome


Creperie chez Laurette
Murat


Apicius
Clermont-Ferrand


Auberge de la Tour
Marcoles


Restaurant des Cours
Moulins


Auberge de la Baraque
Orcines


Les Balladins
Saint-Nectaire


Le Haut Allier
Alleyras


Auberge de la Golmotte
Le Mont-Dore


Hotel des Remparts
Salers



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