Guided Strasbourg Traditional Food Tour

One of the first things we like to do when in a new city is to take a food tour. We were originally scheduled for a tour stating at 10:45 this morning but the guide could not do it, so they offered to do an evening tour starting at 6:00 pm.. We don’t have any idea about who the guide might have been for the morning tour, but there is no way they could have been as good as Marie, our evening guide. Below is a sample of some of the foods we tasted.

Disclaimer: We got so into the food tour that we sometimes forgot to take photos of where we were and what we were eating. We will blame it on Marie as she made everything so informative and interesting that we simply forgot about taking photos.

Stop No. 1

Bretzel d’Alsace, plain, with cheese and with cheese and meat accompanied by Riesling wine. A great way to start our food tour.

For the first time, I began to understand the nuances of all the different types of dried sausages. Maybe the problem has been I buy them in a super Marché rather than in a specialty shop.

Stop 2 (I think)
Here we had a very interesting cheese and meat platter. (Sorry no photo)

One interesting tidbit we learned here was about how the French eat in the summer months. Everyone eats outside. If you go inside the establishment it will seem to be deserted., yet it is actually very busy.

History lesson time. I put a red circle around a shell fired by the Germans during the 1870 Franco-Prussian War.
Time capsule on the cathedral grounds. Buried in 1995 to be opened in 3790. Talk about optimism!!!
Knack, pork, sauerkraut and potatoes made for a very good main course.
La Tarte flambée sucrée aux pommes (flammekueche). Calvados was poured over it and ignited to caramelize the top. Yummy good.
A great end to the 3 1/2 hours we spent really learning about the foods and people of the Alsace.
Saving the best till last, here is our awesome guide Marie. She was the very best food guide we have ever had.

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