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Must try foods for a foodie

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Must try foods for a foodie

anything I must try, or not pass up?

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1. Re: Must try foods for a foodie

Depends on the time of year, but in winter:

Confit de canard ou d'oie

Magret de canard

Cassoulet

Boeuf bourgignon

Jarret de porc

Coq au vin

Pot au feu

Daube de boeuf

Gigot d'agneau

What do you like to eat? Surely that informs your decisions.

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2. Re: Must try foods for a foodie

foie gras, bone marrow, steak tartare..........

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3. Re: Must try foods for a foodie

you *MUST* visit this cheese shop.

http://www.cantin.fr/

They have the most wonderful cheese.... the owners are amazing ~ no English but foodies often have a great way of communicating when great food is involved ;-)

He will recommend what might be nice with a certain wine or you can pick up a nice bottle and bring with you to the shop and they with pack you some wonderful things to match with it

they also have the most amazing butter... buying a small coarse sea salt butter though might ruin you for any butter you ever eat again... there is also an amazing bakery just before you get to the tower...it is on Rue Grenelle... 180something.. amazing tartlets... amazing everything

Enjoy !!

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4. Re: Must try foods for a foodie

If you like sweet flavors, go to a pastry shop and try the éclaire, the tartelette, the macaron, the mille feuilles. Have a chausson aux pommes, a croissant or a pain au chocolat for breakfast. I would also have a sandwich for lunch. It's not as gourmet as eating out in a restaurant, even when you buy a well built one, but you will experience the habit of many French of eating a sandwich at lunchtime. I would also go for a foundue or a raclette, very tipical food to eat in winter.

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5. Re: Must try foods for a foodie

I'd say thesimple stuff you have at home, so you can compare.... try French butter, yogurt, bread and fruits. They're the same, bur very, very different.

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6. Re: Must try foods for a foodie

Pastry shops and chocolate shops are of interest ..try a few. And there are also specialised cheese shops with a wealth of choice, for that it's best to have an idea of what French cheeses you like/or might like.

I'd also suggest you just go to a few good restaurants that serve freshly prepared French market cuisine, like La Cordonnerie on rue St-Roch and le Bistrot de l'Estrapade in Latin Quarter…

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7. Re: Must try foods for a foodie

What about splurge restaurants, gourmet ones...you know once and a lifetime dining experience type stuff?

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8. Re: Must try foods for a foodie

As for the restaurants, if you don't mind spending a bit more, I would recommend Jean (http://www.restaurantjean.fr/) or Qui plume la lune (https:/…), which is in an absolutely magical small haute cuisine restaurant.

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9. Re: Must try foods for a foodie

I would highly recommend "ris de veau" (sweetbreads) if you can find it anywhere.

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10. Re: Must try foods for a foodie

I've always wanted to try them.