French food notes - October 2018

Notes on food in France including tarte Tatin, saucisson and chickpeas...

Food notes

So wrong it’s right: why are tarte Tatins upside down? In the first of a new series answering quirky questions on French food and drink, we focus on this apple classic

Like some other French dishes of note (including pomme de terre à la boulangère), the creation of tarte Tatin owes more to pure chance and necessity than creative intent.

Picture the scene. We are in rural Loir-et-Cher, Centre-Val de Loire, in the 1880s. The location is the family-run Hotel Tatin in the small village of Lamotte-Beuvron where, one lunchtime, Stéphanie Tatin, who runs ...

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