In traditional french food, french starters are commonplace and an obligatory part of dining. The regional recipes I have chosen exist all around france, and range from very simple to more complicated.
Please remember that when entertaining it is primarily about
enjoying yourself. Therefore try to plan your meals ahead and keep
it simple, anything you could prepare ahead is an asset. If you are
trying something new is is always a good idea to experiment on
yourself first and some of the recipes would make a substantial
light meal. Anyway, have a go and you might suprise yourself!
Some of the recipes include Famous Foods that are normally associated with France. They can be expensive, but used in a starter they are used in moderation.
Therefore, when entertaining on a budget these special
ingredients can add a special sense of indulgence that won't break
the bank!! of France. It makes an impressive
starter or main meal for a vegetarian.
Ceps with ham and vegetables 'Cepes a la savoyarde' is a traditional recipe for a starter in the french region of Savoy
Truffle Omelette 'Omelette au Truffes' is a traditional recipe from the Perigord region in France.
Foie Gras with Truffles 'Pate de Foie Gras aux Truffes' is a traditional recipe from Périgord. A famous food, exquisit, but expensive, normally.....
Black Pudding with Apples 'Boudin Noir aux Pommes' is traditional all over France, the french pride themselves on being able to make the best!!
Tarte au Pistou is made using a traditional sauce called Pistou, from the region of Provence. It definitely has a mediterranean feel...
Monkfish Mould 'Lotte a L'Imperatrice' is my favourite french fish recipe. Traditionally from the Poitou-Charentes coastal region of France. It makes an impressive starter or main meal for a vegetarian.
This is a very famous French restaurant in Tremolat, I have eaten here several times, as I was lucky enough to live practically next door. Its a unique location where you can relax with nature or share a michelin quality meal with friends or family.
The Alsace Wine Route
Discover over 100 miles of vineyards, learn about grape varieties & the winegrowers of the region such as Riesling, Muscat or Pinot Noir.
The Palace of Gingerbread
Situated in Gertwiller, this interactive visitor centre, is dedicated to Gingerbread. Learn about the 200 year history of the Gingerbread Man.
Located in the center of the old town of Colmar, this museum is decicated to the memory of the sculptor Auguste Bartholdi, the creator of the statue of liberty. There is also a replica of the statue which was erected to commemorate the 100th anniversary of his death.