Food Journals

What I ate in FRANCE | A Food Journal

France is famous for many things: art, architecture, culture, fashion, and food- just to name a few. Since I first started visiting this country almost fifteen years ago; I had done a lot, seen a lot, and ate a lot. Each region has its own specialties of wines, cheeses, and local dishes; and eating your way around a country is the best way to tour it.

Greetings from Café Marly – Paris

During my past visits to France, much of my focus was on the art and culture of the country with food on the sideline. That did not mean I did not well, I mean how could you not eat well in France?

Pain au Chocolat and Hot Chocolate – Angelina

I ate many French classics from Beef Bourguignon , Coq au Vin, and escargot. I also treated myself to many delicious things from Paris’s famous Angelina, and Laduree on the Champs-Elysees. Plus I ate more croissants and baguettes that I could shake a stick at.

Not too bad for placing food as a sideline while visiting France. That just goes to show you how delicious dining is interwoven into the culture of this extraordinary European country.

Moving forward on my next rounds to France, I will certainly go through this country with the gastronomy and wine culture in mind, since I already absorbed much art and culture.

France is saturated with sumptuous French and international dishes, regional wines and cheeses, and gourmet pastries and sweets. It will be more than likely you will always eat well in France, no matter how long you stay or what you came to visit for- Bon Appetit!

From afternoon tea at Le Meurice, Paris to eating a wheel of camembert from its original region of Britany; a food journal of ‘What I ate in France’.

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France Food Journal

Escargot

Snails, butter, garlic, parsley, and wine

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French Desserts

Crème Brulee, Chocolate Mousse, Pistachio Biscotti, Tarte

Madeline during her French dessert class in Paris

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Rose’ Wine

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Camembert de Normandie and Baguette

A crazy night of cheese and bread…

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Boiled Beef and Tomato Sauce

French boiled beef, tomato sauce, green beans, and salad

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Sea Bream in La Casa

Spanish sea bream with peppers and onion | Bread and butter

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Kumsi Organic Tea

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Airplane Brioche and Coffee

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Student Breakfasts

Baguette, croissants, butter and jam

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Glace

Three scoops- Nougat, Nutella and Chocolate Mint Ice Cream

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Croque Monsieur Sandwich

Toasted ham and cheese sandwich with béchamel, and side salad | Cappuccino

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Cuisse de Canard Confite

Crispy duck leg, green beans, and pommes frites

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Cappuccino

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Afternoon Tea Le Meurice Hotel

Scones, tea sandwiches, pastries, and blossoming tea

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The Lime Pastry

Filled with lime cream

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Baguette and Salad

Crusty baguette, green salad, and Pellegrino

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Flame Fish (on fire)

Seabass fillet, and rice pilaf

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Pommes Frites

Served with Béarnaise sauce

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Japanese Food

Sashimi salad with sesame dressing | Beef ramen soup

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Hotel Breakfast

Baguette, croissant and orange juice

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Berthillon

Bonbon and candy shopping at Berthillon

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Angelina – Foie Gras Torchon

Angelina’s foie gras torchon with brioche bread

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Vietnamese Food

Beef Pho | Basil and lettuce wrapped spring rolls

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Croque Madame Sandwich

Toasted ham and cheese sandwich with béchamel sauce, topped with egg. Served with pommes frites and vegetable garnish.

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French Onion Soup

Onion soup, cheese and toasted baguette

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Beef Bourguignon

Beef stew with Burgundy wine, served with pasta

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Apple Tart

Served with caramel sauce

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Glace

Pistachio and chocolate swirl ice cream

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Flan

Custard flan dessert

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Salami Panini

Salami, cheese and tomato grilled sandwich, and an Orangina

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Apricot Pastry from PAUL

Glazed apricot pastry and coffee

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Salad and Sandwich

Green salad with goat cheese and egg, side of bread | Smoked salmon sandwich with avocado

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Coq au Vin

Chicken with red wine sauce, mushrooms, potatoes, and a side of bread | Cappuccino

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Hotel Breakfast

Egg, bacon, croissant. bread, coffee

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Chocolate Sauce Crepe

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Baguette Sandwich

Butter and camembert cheese on baguette

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Black Olives

Marinated whole black olives

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Beef Bourguignon

Stewed beef with Burgundy wine and spiral pasta

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Chocolate Milk Time

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Angelina’s Mont Blanc

Crispy and dry French meringue under a smooth creamy dome of light whipped cream, covered by chestnut vermicelli.

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Box of Pastries

Napoleon, Raspberry Tart, and Tarte Tatin

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Bavarian Hot Dog

Sausage and kraut on pretzel bread, and pommes frites.

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Patisserie E. Laduree

Macarons and ice cream sundaes

For more information – Pâtisserie E. Ladurée | The Original Double Decker Macaron

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Baguette Sandwich

Jamon and fromage baguette

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Three Course Dinner

Stewed chicken, green beans and whipped potatoes | Vegetable salad | Profiteroles in chocolate

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Angelina Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate takeaway and Pain au Chocolat

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Breakfast at Le Café Marly

Cappuccino | Cheese Omelet

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McDonald’s in France

Pommes Frites, Chicken Nuggets, Royal Bacon Burger, Gourmet cheeseburger, and macrons

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Bread and Herb Cheese

L’ Original Tartare spreadable herbed cheese and bread rolls

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Chardonnay

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Hot Dog and Potato Salad

Hot Dog (American style) on a baguette with grilled onion | Hot potato salad

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Hotel Breakfast

Croissant, baguette, butter, jam, and orange juice

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Japanese Food

Cabbage sesame salad and mushroom soup | Skewered meats and assorted sushi rolls | Shrimp chips

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Ice Cream Sundae

Whipped cream and strawberry sauce

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Flam’s Flatbreads

Thin bread with mix of cream and soft white cheese garnished with bacon, mushroom and onion

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Salade Pates Mozzarella

McDonald’s cold tomato pasta salad with arugula and mozzarella cheese.

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Baguette Basket

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Where there is food, there is love…

Yours Truly in Paris

🌎 Thank you for visiting my website and NEVER STOP EXPLORING!

📸 All photos are taken by me and are my intellectual property – Trixie Navarre

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