Cassoulet was invented to fend off the English

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Origins of the hearty peasant dish

Legend has it that cassoulet, the classic dish of South-West France, was invented to fortify soldiers fighting off English invaders.

Cassoulet is a hearty peasant dish of white beans, mixed with different types of meat according to the region where it is made.

According to popular legend, the first cassoulet was made in Castelnaudary, in Occitanie, ...

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