Typical French Food LE PAIN



What to eat in Paris

French Bread and Breadrolls

What to eat in Paris - Le pain - Bread - La Compagne en Boule :: round country bread, looks deliciousTypical French food le pain compagne en boule

One typical French food – le pain compagne en boule – is round and can be sliced for sandwiches or to have on the table at mealtimes.

Le Pain Compagne literally means ‘bread of the country’, and en boule means ’round’.


 

Typical French food - le pain de compagne longLe Pain de campagne long

Le Pain de campagne long – long country bread -is another typical french food – le pain.

Made from the same bread, but shaped in a long thin shape similar to a baguette.


 

Typical French food - le pain aux olives - Olive Bread, so tastyLe Pain aux Olives

Olive bread – delicious and savoury, perfect for a picnic! Made with French rye and *corn flours, olive oil, green olives with the addition of yeast, salt and water.

*Please note: I have it on great authority from one of my readers (Michael) that “cornflour” isn’t used in the Cordon Bleu bakery school in Paris — they insist the traditional recipe uses unbleached wheat flour (farine de ble non blanchie).


Typical French food - le pain aux tomates - Tomato Bread, great colour!Provencale – Pain aux Tomates

You may not find this bread everywhere, but if you do, you must try it. Made with sun-dried tomatoes, delicious and has a taste of Provence about it. Take it on your picnic, with additional sun-dried tomatoes and olive oil – yum!


Typical French food - le pain aux noix - Nut Bread Loaf, deliciousLe Pain aux noix

Made with nuts, *corn and rye flours, yeast, salt and water, this traditional french food – Le Pain aux noix – is great to serve with cheese and other nuts; very healthy.

*Please note: I have it on great authority from one of my readers (Michael) that “cornflour” isn’t used in the Cordon Bleu bakery school in Paris — they insist the traditional recipe uses unbleached wheat flour (farine de ble non blanchie).


These few bread choices are only a sample of traditional French foods and will have you dizzy with desire to taste their delicious flavours :-)

Why not buy a different loaf every day or two on your holiday to sample the delights and give your tastebuds a treat? You can never have too many picnics, even in your room.

From here you might like to read more about What To Eat in Paris or perhaps you’d like to read about the  humble baguette?

How are bread and breadrolls made?

Cornflour*, yeast, salt and water are the basics. There are strict rules regarding the traditional french foods and baguette-making process without additives or additional substances of any kind, unless it’s fresh olives, tomatoes, etc.

*Please note: I have it on great authority from one of my readers (Michael) that “cornflour” isn’t used in the Cordon Bleu bakery school in Paris — they insist the traditional recipe uses unbleached wheat flour (farine de ble non blanchie).

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