Traveling to France for the first time can open you up to a whole new world of food. In most cities, boulangeries filled with delicious baguettes, pastries and croissants can be found on every street. Farmers markets are the ideal place to find produce picked that morning, and French chefs are experts at taking market fresh produce and highlighting every seasonal flavor. Here are 9 foods that you shouldn’t miss when traveling in France.
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Kouign Amann (butter cake) is a Breton pastry, made of bread dough layered with butter and sugar. The cake is slowly baked until the butter puffs up the dough, and the sugar caramelizes on the top. The resulting pastry is deeply sweet and decadent, with a soft inside and crunchy caramelized top. Kouign Amann is quite difficult to bake at home, and most French people leave it to the pros at boulangeries or confiseries.