French Gastronomy on Stamps (12): Ile de France


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 twelfth of these sheets I’d like to introduce is Ile de France.

Ile de France, as its name indicates, “started” with islands in the middle of the Seine River inhabited by the Parisii Celtic tribe, and slowly expanded to become France. It certainly took a long time against many odds!

Limited in area as it is, it nevertheless accounts for some specialties.

-Brie Cheese is assuredly the most famed local product.
-Confits de petales de Provins/flower petals jams are one of its hidden culinary treasures!
-Numerous orchards used to feed the Kings.

But it is a region probably more noted for culinary utensils (Sevres porcelain) and its art de vivre/lifestyle!

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


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