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Strasbourg – Crossroads of European Food & Culture

Strasbourg, in historic Alsace-Lorraine, is where French and German cultures meet. Its also renowned for its cuisine that includes quiche and choucroute. | Share

Torn between German and French cuisine?  Strasbourg offers the best of both, including some wonderful wines and brilliant beers.  Nestled on an island in the Ill river, the historic heart of town is affectionately known as La Petite France. The entire district is a UNESCO heritage site and beautifully represents the best of Alsatian culture.  Although violently disputed through history, the city has become a bridge for Franco-German culture and is now the home to the European Parliament.  Until 1874, Strasbourg’s cathedral had been the world’s tallest building.  It houses an impressive astronomical clock and some beautiful medieval stained glass.

Traditional Alsatian “Choucroute garnie”

The most typical Alsatian dish is choucroute garnie (sauerkraut with a variety of meats such as Strasbourg sausage, Frankfurters, and Smoked Pork with potatoes).  The region is known for its Riesling white wines and is home to France’s principal breweries, Kronenbourg and Karlsbrau.

Quiche Lorraine Supreme

Perhaps the most famous food export from the Alsace-Lorraine region is quiche.  Check out some common variations and our Quiche Lorraine Supreme recipe.

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