From the high mountains of Alsace and Lorraine to the sun-drenched countryside of Provence, France is widely varied in culinary traditions. Learn more about the foods, ingredients, and recipes of each region.
Germany and France alternated ruling the area of Alsace-Lorraine, in northeastern France, for several centuries. Over time, Germany’s influence on traditional French dishes became apparent. Alsatians and Lorrainers have become masters of pickling, smoking meats, and packing sausages. They place a high importance on the impeccable quality of their rustic food products.