Yes, Lyonnaise food deserves it's own blog post. Nothing compares to the amazing dishes I've eaten in Lyon. French food is my favorite type of food so I was very happy to put this post together. I'll be sharing some of my favorite dishes from Lyon and also from France in general.
This is probably the most famous and popular Lyonnais meal. It is made out of poached pike fish and is a cylinder shape. It has a super soft texture, amazing sauce and is soooo delicious. It is usually paired with rice and cooked veggies. Below I've included a link with more details about Quenelles and a recipe for how to make it.
I had never heard of cantaloupe and ham being a combination until living in France. I remember Will's mom having an appetizer of cantaloupe wrapped in ham and I thought it was so weird! It's a normal pairing on salads as well.
Goat Cheese Salad
Who knew snails could be so delicious.... Once you add a yummy sauce to it, it's a great appetizer, usually eaten on holidays and special occasions.
I had to google pictures of foie gras, because I couldn't find any that I took. Probably because I'm totally NOT a fan of it. Foie gras is another food eaten on special occasions and is pretty pricey as well. It is duck liver, usually eaten on bread and/or with jam on top. Popular for the French, but not something I personally enjoyed eating.
Other Random Meals
Desserts & Pastries
Two must-haves for dessert in France are crème brûlée and mousse au chocolat/Chocolate Mousse. Both are super rich and creamy and extremely tasty!!
Were you really in France if you didn't eat some macaroons?
Where We Eat
I hope you've enjoyed this post and aren't too hungry after reading about all this French food....