One of the best times to enjoy and explore France is during the season of Fall. The long summer has just ended and it’s starting to get a bit chilly.
And helping you to adjust to the cold winter months are some of the best cuisines from the French’s kitchen.
When: Late September to November
The list for the best French cuisine for fall wouldn’t be complete without the ultimate comfort that is beef burgundy. The traditional dish takes hours and hours to cook but every minute is definitely worth it.
Another king of comfort food that you will undoubtedly fall in love with is the popular dish from Haute Savoie. Dumped in one casserole are potatoes, lardons, onions and Reblochon cheese. Now, it couldn’t be more homey or better than that.
Butternut Squash Bisque
Is autumn getting too cool for you? You can get warmed up with a bowlful of butter nut squash bisque. Pureed to an ideal velvety texture, the soup offers a contrast of mild sweetness and savory herbs.
Classic French Toast
Breakfast, as they say, is the most important meal of the day. It’s not just because experts say so but also because breakfast dishes such as the classic French Toast (Pain Perdu) is simply delicious.
Escargots de Bourgogne
The thought of eating snails may gross you out and that’s completely understandable. But don’t let that stop you from tasting the exotic dish which originated from Burgundian cooking.
Magret de Canard
One that is often recommended is Magret de Canard and rightly so because the dish in France is arguably the best in the world. Because Puy-Leonard happen to be in the South West of France, go check it out.
Coq au Vin
One of the easy ways to make chicken surprisingly delectable is by braising it in red wine. Add mushrooms, lardons and garlic to the mix and you have a classic French favorite known as Coq au Vin.
Roasted chicken is not only a staple in France but around the world. The French, however, as always have a special way to cook the poultry to an unbelievable level of goodness.
As its name implies, grillon charentais comes from Charente. This recipe is quite similar to the rillettes from a neighbouring region, but with much larger pieces of meat. Like a pâté, grillon is a spread made of chopped and cubed meat. The best known grillon in France are from the Périgord. It looks incredibly bronze and enticing which will go great with toast.
Soupe à l’oignon
As you may have already guessed, the French love their soups. The variety available is astounding but one that remains a top favorite is the traditional onion soup made of beef stock and onions. It’s just so comforting and mouth-wateringly delicious.
There are many varieties of tarts in France but one that seems perfect for autumn is the Pissaladière. The layers of ingredients make a savory appetizer, more like a sneaky peak into how good French cuisine is.
Slow cooked to a wondrous rich and delectable taste, the cassoulet from the south of France is a culinary masterpiece. It is made of meat, pork skin and white beans. The meat can come in the form of duck, goose, pork sausages or mutton
A beautiful velvety texture, gorgeous burnt color and chilled custard makes this traditional French dessert irresistible. It’s very simple at a first glance but the undeniably good taste of every bite will leave you wanting more.
Since pumpkin is abundant this time of year, an affordable dessert to try is pumpkin mousse. Creamy, sweet and spiked with a hint of spice, the dessert is a delicious seasonal treat that will make you love autumn all the more.