French Cuisine This Winter
With winter firmly holding us in her icy grip a large amount of people will be going on their winter holidays soon. While some opt to get some much needed sunshine in places like the Mediterranean where they can lay back beside a pool and enjoy a nice refreshing cocktail, others are throwing themselves head first into the cold.
That’s right, more and more of us are embracing the snow and ice and going on winter holidays to countries that make the most of it and offer excellent winter sports facilities. Ski resorts have never been so popular so we thought we would look at how the foodies among us can have their cake and eat it.
Europe is home to some of the finest cuisine in the world; add to that some of the most appealing ski resorts and you have a marriage made in heaven. One country in particular can boast a pretty good reputation on both fronts, France.
France is world renowned for its art, culture, fashion, food and incredible ski resorts so we thought we would take a look at what you might want to eat should you visit some of them.
These dishes are found in the South West region of France and take in the Rhone-Alpes that border Italy and Switzerland and are perfect for anyone visiting the Tignes or Meribel ski resorts there.
Gigot D’Agneau Pleureur is the ideal winter warmer with a rack of succeulent lamb cooked over a pot of potatoes. The pot catches the meat’s juices and gives the potatoes a wonderful flavour.
Pissaladière is one for the pizza lovers out there. Basically just a pizza with olives, anchovies and onion the flavours compliment each other in a fantastic way.
If you are a fan of Pixar movies you will have heard of Ratatouille and this dish is excellent to warm you up and get some wonderful veg in you. Just as a side not, your dinner probably won’t be prepared by a talented rat.
Finally we will mention the traditional Sunday lunch in France of Roast Chicken and Garlic, a must if you are staying over a weekend.
These are just a few of our favourite meals but the list really is endless when you visit France. If you are interested in visiting a top French ski resort in the west of France then take a look at the two following links.
These resorts are prepared for all manner of visitor and give easy access to numerous excellent skiing opportunities in the surrounding area.
Many people will not associate a winter holiday with the opportunity to enjoy some world class cuisine but there is always opportunity if you look for it.