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Adrienne’s Travels in Alsace

Posted on: August 14, 2009

Dove-tailing on my last post about the Northern France Culinary Tour, I thought I’d share with you some of my own travel experiences in France.

My junior year in high school, I was a Rotary Exchange Student in Mulhouse, France (in the Alsace region, near the French-German-Swiss border).  I attended a French “lycee,” or high school, and lived with a number of host families.  These experiences are the origin of the Alsatian Baekenoffe recipe I posted a few days ago.   I remember watching my host mothers make it, most often for family dinners on Sundays.

Alsace is also home to “La Route du Vin,” or the “Wine Route”.  Crement d’Alsace is the Alsatian version of a sparkling white wine, which pairs excellently with Baekenoffe or Choucroute Garni, another Alsatian specialty of sauerkraut, pork, and different types of sausage.

While the Northern France Culinary Tour does not feature Alsace, since all of our tours are fully customized, we would be more than happy to design a tour for you that includes Alsace and/or any other regions or cities you would like.  Just ask us!

I have to go now, but stay tuned for my next entry, where I’ll tell you about my two visits to Paris.

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