France -- the land of wine and cheese. Even if you don't drink wine of eat cheese, you will never ever starve in France. In fact, you will be spoilt with choices.
Coq au vin
Where to eat: Nice.
Literally means Steak and fries.
Where to try: Le Relais de l'Entrecote (expect a long line.)
Well it is raw minced beef, but before you start gagging, I must say that it is delicious and definitely a must try for first-timers. (I ordered without knowing it is raw meat)
Cheval / Taureau.
Horse and bull stew, braised in wine and orange sauce.
A classic French fast- food involving mussels, a splash of wine, cider, butter and garlic.
Where to eat: Normandy
Think grilled-cheese sandwich perfected with jambon (ham), gruyère cheese sandwich and bechamel sauce.
Yes it is a Snail dish cooked with garlic, butter and parsley.
Where to eat: L'Escargot Montorgueil, Paris.
Pig blood sausage... for those who love this idea please go ahead. I'll pass.
Quenelles de brochet
Dumplings made with pike (fish), butter, breadcrumbs, and lobster sauce.
Where to eat: Lyon
If you love lardons (smoked bacon pieces), you would love these quiche!
Duck legs cooked in their own fat
Where to eat: Gascogne.
Les cuisses de grenouilles.
Frog legs... try it before you say "ewww". It tasted just like chicken.
Some say that it is gross, consider that it is an internal organ (a duck's or goose's).
Where to eat: Alsace and Perigord.
Go to a cheese market to sample the cheese you thought you always hated. You might be in for a big surprise!
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