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!

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