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Top 10 Must-Try Foods of France

Eating and drinking in France may make your vacation or any kind of trip in the country a kind of gastronomical tour.

France is a world class destination for food lovers and it's famous for it's rich culture, history, as well as culinary heritage in particular, including a glorious past. The country receives millions of visitors from all over the world each year. When it comes to going on a vacation or a food tour, there is more to French food than croissants and steaks. French cuisine is known very well across the world for it's one of a kind flavors. If nothing else, you should visit France simply for its very rich and delicious foods that are prepared from using distinct combinations of ingredients you will not find anywhere else in the world. This article reveals the top 10 must-try foods of France.


Eating and drinking in France may make your vacation or any kind of trip in the country a kind of gastronomical tour. The French take their food seriously, so when you are in the country make sure to relish the treats of their foods so that you have plenty of great stories to tell. Here is a list of top 10 must try foods of France.


10)  Macaroons
The lovely looking, colorful French cookies are delicious to eat. French macaroons are light and usually brightly colored. They're made with egg whites, flour, butter and milk. There is a thin layer of cheese sandwiched between these delicious cookies.

French macaroons are light and usually brightly colored


9)  Croque Monsieur
This delicious grilled cheese sandwich can be eaten as a snack or a meal with a salad. It is primarily made up of cheese, ham and egg with cheese on the outer side and ham on the inside. The egg stays on the top.

Croque monsieur is primarily made up of cheese, ham and egg with cheese on the outer side and ham on the inside.


8)  Baguettes
You can get one of these easily in the UK or USA but the French baguettes are special in taste. You will always find fresh baguettes in France that will make your mouth water. Baguettes have a hard outer layer but a soft inside and when you buy them fresh they are usually still warm. Buying baguettes daily is a great part of the culture in the country that you should experience as well.

Baguettes have a hard outer layer but a soft inside and when you buy them fresh they are usually still warm.


7)  Chouquettes
This cheap plum shaped pastry, or chou as it is called in french, is made into a ball and topped off with some little chunks of sugar. They are very light with a hollow inside and taste delicious. They are sold by weight, so you can get quite a lot of them for your money. You will find this special treat in any French boulangerie.

Chouquettes are a plum shaped pastry, or chou as it is called in french, is made into a ball and topped off with some little chunks of sugar.





6)  Pain au Chocolate
If you love chocolates, then you may know that they come in many different flavors, such as:  caramel, coffee, cinnamon, orange, grapefruit, mint and tea. Pain au chocolate is a popular French food for breakfast in Paris. Basically, it is a very delicious pastry filled with pieces of chocolate. It is similar to croissants and called chocolate croissants in some countries. Pain au chocolate is made up of a number of rich ingredients such as milk, butter, yeast, cheese and flour. It is a very popular snack in Paris, so if you love buttery croissants and chocolates then pain au chocolate is one of the best things for you to eat.

Pain au chocolate is a popular French food for breakfast in Paris.


5)  Religieuse au Chocolate
A religieuse is made up of two round éclair like parts, where a little one is stuck on top of a larger one. This delicious food is covered in chocolate icing and topped off with a swirl of cream. You can find it in a boulangerie or a patisserie. It comes in a mix where one part has chocolate and the other part has coffee flavored icing.

A religieuse is made up of two round éclair like parts, where a little one is stuck on top of a larger one.


4)  Onion Soup
You can probably get onion soup in every country in the world but you need to go to France to get the best onion soup on Earth. France is the country of origin when it comes to this thick, hearty and delicious onion soup. This soup is made of basic ingredients, such as:  onions, cheese and beef broth. The onions are cooked until they are tender and full of flavor. The cheese covers the top of the soup and is meted in an oven before the soup is served. You must try this when you are in France.

You can probably get onion soup in every country in the world but you need to go to France to get the best onion soup on Earth.


3)  Crêpes
If you are traveling to France then you'll find many crepe shops scattered all over the cities. Crêpes are a very delicious meal and perfect for breakfast. They look like very thin pancakes that you can fill with a variety of fruits, cheeses or ham and you can even try them with chocolate. You should try this delicious meal if given the chance and remember that it's better to order specialized crêpes instead of buying the ones that are reheated from a stack.

Crêpes are a very delicious meal and perfect for breakfast. They look like very thin pancakes that you can fill with a variety of fruits, cheeses or ham and you can even try them with chocolate.


2)  Croissants
You cannot have a list of top 10 French foods without including the ever popular croissant. This food is originally from France and it has earned fame worldwide. Certainly, you will find croissants in other countries but you can only get the irresistibly buttery, flaky and light authentic croissants in France. The best ones are the plump croissants that smell of good butter with a golden exterior.

You cannot have a list of top 10 French foods without including the ever popular croissant.


1)  Fromage (the French word for Cheese)
Cheese is one of the foods that France is most famous for in its rich culinary reputation, there are so many varieties of cheese in France that there is a flavor for everyone. Some are just absolutely delicious such as Boulette d’Avesnes; this world famous French cheese is originally produced in Avesnes, a small village located on the French Belgian border. This creamy fresh cheese tastes stronger and spicier than possibly any other cheese in the world. Due to it's stinky flavor, it's best to be consumed with a traditional gin. In truth, France produces the “best of the best” cheese in the world. It is really difficult when it comes to choosing any particular type of cheese because there are so many. Cheese is often served in France instead of dessert but you can also ask for cheese with a meal when eating at a restaurant or café.

Boulette d’Avesnes is a world famous French cheese is originally produced in Avesnes, a small village located on the French Belgian border.


Conclusion
Make sure to visit several local restaurants, food shops or cafés when you travel to France if you want to taste authentic cuisine. France has earned so much fame for its world class culinary heritage that it is not surprising why there is so much discussion around their courses. The French people are so serious about foods and their quality that you will find all of these delicious delicacies even in the cheaper priced restaurants as well as shops. Make sure you save enough money to eat original and authentic French foods while staying in Paris or anywhere else in the country.


 

 

 

 

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