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The Burgundian Table   Cassis

Escargots  with garlic butter from Burgundy France ©foodfeatures.netBurgundians are passionate about both their food and their wine. Escargots à la Bourgogne, Boeuf Bourguignon, and Coq au Vin are just three of the famous regional dishes.

 

Kir Royal Burgundy FranceBlackcurrants, grown in abundance, feature in sauces, mousses and sorbets. Crème de cassis is added to white wine or champagne to make the popular apéritif Kir.

     
Charolais Beef   Cheese

Charolais Cattle, Burgundy, FranceThe rich pastures of Burgundy provide grazing for the distinctive white cattle, a common sight throughout the region. The flavour of the beef is much acclaimed.

 

Cheese from Burgundy, FranceThe cheeses of the region date back to medieval times, having been made by the monks. Chaource, Epoisses and the Abbaye de la Pierre-qui-Vire are the most famous.

     
Chocolate   Mushrooms & Truffles

Chocolate by Bernard Dufoux, Burgundy, FranceBernard Dufoux, chocolate maker, has been refining his craft for over 40 years.
This is a delight for the senses with an aroma that‘s truly intoxicating. A chocoholic’s dream…

 

Truffles from Burgundy France ©www.foodfeatures.netThere are some 150 different varieties of mushrooms in Burgundy, found in the forest of the Morvan and the limestone areas near Vézelay, in the Puisaye, Othe forest and the Châtillonais.

     
Mustard   Organic Products

Dijon Mustard, Burgundy, FranceDijon, being on the European spice route in the medieval days, became famous for mustard. The region still makes the majority of France’s production in a variety of flavours.

 

The ‘Green’ movement is gathering strength in Burgundy as specialist producers turn to ‘bio’ or organic production. The food not only tastes better but there are health benefits too.

     
Cooking Classes    

Join Lynne Hammond and make Burgundian dishes in her farmhouse kitchen.