French Gastronomy on Stamps (14): Limousin

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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 fourteenthth of these sheets I’d like to introduce is Limousin.
This region is remarkable for its great variety from arid mountains to luscious plains around small lakes and large rivers.
Its capital, Limoges, acquired its fame since 1769 thanks to its splendid porcelain.
On the sheet you can discover the following culinary specialties:
-Gateau Creusois made with hazelnuts from a recipe dating back to the XVth Century.
-Hazelnuts and all kinds of nuts and mushrooms found inside abundant forests.
-Foie gras de Brive, the main city in Correze (no wonder they play top-class rugby there!)
-Cheeses and meat from the great bovine herds kept in freedom half of the year.

Limousin is also a popular land for nature trekking. Historic sites are just too many. You might need half a dozen cameras if you decide to visit the region!

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