France has issued many stamps on food (not foodstamps!) on her own gastronomy for quite some time including the 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.
As for stamps issued since the first stamp in 1849, a great number of them were issued with edible Fruits, Vegetables and Herbs as a theme:
CANNE A SUCRE/Sugarcane
France produces a lot of its brown sugar from sugarcanes grown in the West French Indies and African Islands in the Indian Ocean.
POMME DE TERRE/Potatoes.
France was comparatively late in Europe adopting this particular vegetable.
What would the French do witout it?
Exclusively grown in French Guyana/Guyanne.
Cassis is mainly grown and poduced in Dijon, my birthplace!
For a long time, in many rural areas of France, chestnuts provided the flour for bread!
Originally coming from Indian, the green small ones are the best!
At one time almost extinct, they are evrywhere to be found in early Autumn!
Used in making jams and also spirits!
OLIVES-HUILE D’OLIVE/Olives and Olive Oil
Grown in Provence mainly!
Make for great Cider and Pommeau! (and cakes!)
What I would give for a tart of them!
A very rare vegetable/plant growing in salted waters!
Great as pickles!
Look forward to the next postings! There are plenty more!