Are you a gourmet? If so, then eating the traditional French Foods of the Rhône Valley and the French Alps is your dream come true.
Starting at the heart of the Rhône valley is one of the most famous places in France for food, Lyon. Famous French chef Cuenonsky (1873-1956) called Lyon the capital of good eating. Lyon is the most famous French food city.
The Lyonnaise cooking trademark is simplicity, like traditional lyonnaise potatoes (potatoes, onion, parsley and butter). Using very fresh ingredients.
Eating out: fine local traditional bistros (bouchons) are famous for great food. Regional French menus of Lyon feature the “tablier de spaeur” (local specialities of the day) and the local andouillette (sausage). Traditionally in these bistros the cooks are women.
La friture du Rhône (fried fish); la matelote d’anguille (eel stew with wine and herbs); la morue a la lyonnaise (salt cod flaked with fried onions); la brochet meunière (pike with butter sauce)
No matter where you are in France food is an important part of the culture. Check out our France food menu guide for restaurant and bistro eating.
Warm sausages are traditionally served with cooked potatoes.
Love dessert? Eat French food at home, check out these easy to follow famous French dessert recipes.
Milk and cream play a big part in most of the traditional dishes.
Emmental, a hard, dry cheese. Looking at the history of French food it’s interesting to learn that the first Emmental was made before 1300 A.D.
Emmental Cheese ©creative commons
Reblochon originates from Thônes on Lake Annecy, a mild cheese.
Fondu au Raisin (has a rind of roasted grape seeds)
Cheese Fondue is a famous French food dish of the Alps. A melted warm cheese concoction in a pot, you dip your bread into the pot and eat it ; or try raclettes another famous French food dish, or gratin dauphinois one of the popular French foods side dish made with cheese and potatoes.