France is divided into very distinct regions, each having a different climate and geography. The products available, and the seasosn, have shaped the local foods.
Find here the very traditional French recipes, those that never changed for centuries. they often use basic, simple, tasty ingrdients, combined in a specific way
The traditions and their origins. Each city, each area has its own specialities, and here you will find some of those, and see how they are kept alive.
Some information about the content of this site
We have chosen deliberately to keep the existing names of the recipes presented. While we may provide a translation, for authenticity we think it is more accurate to keep the traditional name.
We will tell you all there is to know about the why’s and how’s of the recipes. However, like in every matter, history is a subject for interpretations and controversy. If you have different opinion, please contact us and discuss them with us.
Anyway, the best advice we can give is… experiment! People in the old days didn’t read cookbooks, nor had always the proper ingredients, they had to improvise sometimes.Nowadays, with such a huge selection of various kitchen accessories and appliances your experiment may lead to a new recipe discovery with your own twist. So use the past traditions to create and improve!
We have also decided to show photos of the real dish, not a studio shot with raw foods and artificial colors. Being creative with the presentation is up to each of us.