Toulouse 09

Toulouse Episode 09 Gastronomy

Savouring the foods and drinks of the Languedoc region

Gastronomy is a definite highlight of a visit to Toulouse and not just because it’s the home of cassoulet. Of course we’ll look at the legends behind that warming dish and get as far as we can on what might be in the highly secret recipe, but we mustn’t neglect Toulouse sausages, the great duck versus goose debate, the many uses of violet as a flavouring or sweet treats like the apricot-and-almond delight which is fénétra. And then there’s the wine. Obviously. We’ll hear too from writers who lingered in the Languedoc and wrote enticingly about the delicious morsels and gargantuan feasts they savoured.