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.
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 dry Riesling wines and is home to France’s principal breweries, Kronenbourg and Karlsbrau.
Perhaps the most famous food export from the Alsace-Lorraine region is quiche. Check out our easy Quiche Lorraine recipe.