Foodie holidays in Normandy

Foodie holidays in Normandy

Food and drink often spring to mind when you think of France. Famous for wine, cheese, crispy baguettes, thin crêpes, pâtisserie, fôie gras, and crème brûlée amongst others. There are Normandy specialities to be enjoyed thanks, in part, to its proximity to the sea and its agricultural heritage. Enjoy trying the four Normandy cheeses, cider, Calvados (apple brandy), caramel sauce, andouille (spicy smoked sausage), salted lamb and a milky rice pudding called Teurgoule. With so many tasty treats to choose from, you’re sure to find some firm favourites during your stay. As well as restaurants where you can eat very well priced food for long, lazy lunches there's also the fun of local food markets. If you're eating out, the 'formule' offers great value as this is a set menu. Sometimes you get a choice and sometimes you don't but it's generally good quality, good value food. Alternatively, you can eat from the à la carte menu.

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Seafood galore

Seafood galore

Originally shared by +Gavray gite rentals, Normandy France

A seafood, shellfish and fish festival will take place in Granville this weekend. More than 60 exhibitors and 55,000 visitors will descend on the port this Saturday and Sunday. As well as being able to buy the products, there will also be tastings, cookery demonstrations and plenty of shellfish and seafood to eat. For more information, visit
http://www.ville-granville.fr/toute_mer_sur_un_plateau_granville.asp

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Seafood galore

Seafood

A seafood, shellfish and fish festival will take place in Granville this weekend. More than 60 exhibitors and 55,000 visitors will descend on the port this Saturday and Sunday. As well as being able to buy the products, there will also be tastings, cookery demonstrations and plenty of shellfish and seafood to eat. For more information, visit
http://www.ville-granville.fr/toute_mer_sur_un_plateau_granville.asp

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Tasty treats from Normandy

Tasty treats from Normandy

Confiture de lait (literally milk jam) is a caramel sauce which is a speciality of Normandy. It can be eaten on pastries, or bread, drizzled on pancakes or vanilla ice cream, stirred into plain yoghurt … The possibilities are endless! To see how it’s made and enjoy a tasting, book a tour with Lait Douceur www.lait-douceur.com who are based between Coutances and Cherbourg in Normandy.

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Feeling peckish?

I’ve already eaten but this looks yummy. Delicious camembert from Normandy. French food at its best!

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Wine, Cheese and “Saucisson” – a perfect French combo to celebrate the first Wine Wednesday of September in style!

Fancy some?

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Patisserie perfection

French patisserie

With such eye catching displays, French patisserie is hard to resist. Beautifully presented, expertly made and exquisitely wrapped, the hardest thing is deciding which treat you want. Patisseries and boulangeries have a good selection of freshly made treats and the supermarkets also stock them. So, there's no excuse for not sampling some of these French delights.

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Hard to pick one, isn't it? 😉 – Which French pastry can't you resist to?
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Fresh croissants from the boulangerie!

One of the many foodie joys of being in France is popping down to my local boulangerie for a breakfast treat. The buttery, flaky pastry is just delicious. I prefer mine with marmalade but for a special treat I have confiture de lait which is a caramel spread. Yum!

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What better way to start off the weekend than with the smell of fresh croissants? 😉

More about French food: bit.ly/FrenchFood-

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