French Gastronomy on Stamps (6): Bourgogne


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 sixth of these sheets I’d like to introduce is Bourgogne.
In a sense Lou Ann might say it is not fair to introduce this region so early (I do them in alphabetical order!) because this is my “home region”!
This is an enormously rich land, in history, industry and gastronomy.
It is renown for its superlative gastronomy, but many forget that photography was invented there (Nicephore Niepce in Chalon sur Saone), that it counts major companies (Areva, which produces 74% of all electricity in France), a traditional first-class Carnaval and an International Air Ballon Meeting (Chalon sur Saone again! My “hometown”!), and that it used to be a Dukedom in the Middle Ages more powerful than France!

On this particular sheet you can discover:
-Charolais beef.
-Cheese: Epoisses
-Wine: Clos de Vougeot
-Ginger bread/Pain d’epices
-Mustard (of course! Dijon where I was born!)

I can guarantee there are plenty more!

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


7 thoughts on “French Gastronomy on Stamps (6): Bourgogne”

  1. Hi Robert-Gilles,

    Absolutely no hurry on the timing – I was hoping to use the posts when I am traveling with my mom in September, I hope that works with your schedule – forgot to mention it the first time.

    Thanks so much – LouAnn


  2. Hi Robert-Giles,

    I was thinking in terms of what or any practices that the people, government are putting in place to help with sustainaibilty.

    Here in the USA, a lot more people are buying food that is locally grown, so farmers markets, CSAs are big. Also a lot of chefs are featuring local only on their menu or actually having dinners on the farms to raise awareness.

    Rooftop gardening is starting to take off. I’l work on a post about the Bay Area and make sure you see it so you have an idea of what I am talking about.

    Thanks again for your help!



    1. Dear Lou Ann!
      I think I’ve got the idea!
      I’ll wait for you article before I work on mine (should come quikly, then!)


  3. Hey, I have a favor to ask, I would like to do a series of posts on sustainability practices around the world and was curious if you would be willing to be a guest blogger and describe what is happening in your area of Japan?


  4. You know you linked to my new blog here. I am switching from to and it hasn’t been “officially” released yet. It was so nice to see your link come in. That’s why I have not responded to this post, as I was still focused on my old site.


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