French Gastronomy on Stamps (2): Antilles/French West Indies


France has issued many stamps on food (not foodstamps!) on her own gastronomy for quite some time.
A new series will be issued on April 25th and wil be printed in the form of mini-sheets dedicated to a particular region with stamps, pics and explanations.
With the second of these sheets I’d like to introduce is Antilles or more commonly known the French West Indies.
One can see the following specialties:

-Seafood, especially lobsters

Now,the French West Indies are not that well known in spite of counting some big islands among them such as Martinique and Guadeloupe.
Fruit are a major export with exotic jams and fruit preserved in alcohol.
Did you know they produce some of the best and rarest rums in the world? These are called Rhum Agricole as they are distilled by farmers in rural areas!

Last but not least they are a major tourist resort with some great local culinary delights reminiscent of Creole Cuisine (this is actually its source!)

Please check the new postings at:
sake, shochu and sushi


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