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The Regions of France and How They Taste

What do you think of when someone mentions French cooking? If you are like most people, you probably think of elaborate cuisine with rich sauces, complex preparation, and precise recipes. But there are two traditions in French cuisine. The unique flavors and cooking styles of each of the country's regions are just as much a part of the food of France as the classic, elegant recipes of centuries past. Regional cooking is many things. It is the cooking of farmers and fishermen, of grandmothers passing on recipes to the younger generation, as well as the recipes of new young chefs. In this book, we will explore the regional side of French cooking, with a few detours along the way. more...

The Cooking of France

by Matthew Locricchio

Book Contents


Soups, Salads, and Breads


  • Cheese SoufflĂ©
  • Bacon and Egg Custard Tart

Main Courses and Vegatables

  • Scallops in Cream Sauce
  • Turbot with Fresh Vegetables
  • Roast Chicken Chicken with Apples and Cream
  • Roast Pork with Dried Plums
  • Beef Stew with Tomatoes and Olives
  • Vegetable Casserole
  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Glazed Carrots


  • Cherry Cake
  • Cream Puffs with Ice Cream and Chocolate Sauce
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • Whipped Cream

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