French Gastronomy on Stamps (18): Pays de la Loire


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 eighteenth of these sheets I’d like to introduce is Pays de la Loire.

The Pays de la Loire means the lower half and the atlantic region it goes through.
In the Middle Ages it was the richest region of “France” and king ransoms were paid with silver pounds minted in Tours and Angers with controlled the very bridges across a very large river.

There is an incredible abondance of culinary specialties.
You will discover the following on the sheet:
-Oysters which will foundtheir way on Paris tables.
-Brioche vendeens, copied all over the World.Fleur de Sel/Salt Flower
-Petit Beurre Natais, another biscuit known all the World.
Don’t forget the numerous wines along the River Loire to be drunk with a plate of eels.
Discover the Pommeau and other spirits shared with the neighbouring charente region.

A resort area wher you sometimes spekmore English than French!

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


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