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La célèbre saucisse de Toulouse
Emilie Eychenne
Gastronomie

The culinaryspecialities

From the Roquefort of the Aveyron to Tomme from the Pyrenees, from Quercy truffles to Gascon smoked duck breast, your stay in Toulouse is sure to be a veritable festival of flavours.

Terroir and specialities

Toulouse is the capital of the Occitan region and a worthy representative of local gastronomy. Here the great dining tables showcase the charcuterie, poultry, lamb and veal from local farms.

But please allow us to introduce you to the 100% Toulouse specialities that are often less well-known by the general public, products from here that will give your break a real taste of the South-West.

Toulouse Sausage

The star of the South-West, the star of any barbecue, the star of the Cassoulet; that’s the Toulouse Sausage! You can find it by looking for the Red Label at supermarkets or, if you prefer, you can source it directly from local producers that set up their stalls at our markets. This is an artisanal sausage that can even be served with a salad if you are watching your figure.

Fénétra Gateau

You can watch a Fénétra recipe video by Christian, assisted by Julie, from « Carnets de Julie ». This is a generous gateau, wonderfully fresh and light, with a base made of almonds and filled with lemons and apricots. Best enjoyed once summer comes around.
To find out more on the Fénétra go to: www.legateaudufenetra.com

Le cachou Lajaunie
Didier Descouens

Catechu Lajaunie

Catechu was invented in Toulouse by pharmacists Lajaunie in 1880. Its little yellow box is still looking as fresh as ever! This little black square is made of a clever mix of several ingredients, including liquorice and catechu powder, and its recipe has stayed the same since it was first made. Every year in Toulouse 3 million boxes of catechu bonbons are churned out by our factories.

Brique du Capitole

These are layered praline bonbons often sold in cardboard boxes in the shape of the famous and attractive bricks that have given Toulouse its nickname of « Ville Rose ».
Initially a little hard to bite into, they very quickly win you over with their crunchiness! There is now even a violet variety.

Toulouse Violet

The subtle flavour of violet comes to the fore in every possible way: crystallised petals, boiled sweets, violet mustard, chocolates and teas...

Ourhotspots

Sausages at Chez Garcia or Le Cochon Régaleur in Victor Hugo Market.

Fénétra at Pâtisserie Conté - 37 rue Croix Baragnon or at La Bonbonnière - 41 rue des Tourneurs.

Briques du Capitole at Maison Pillon - 2 rue d'Austerlitz, and at Chez Regals - 25 rue du Taur.

Violet at the Maison de la Violette – a barge on the Canal du Midi - and at Chez Violette et Pastel - 10 rue Saint-Pantaléon.

Le gâteau le fénétra
Marie-Charlotte Egea

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