The 10 Old-School French Dishes that Define Toulouse

March 15, 2017 at 2:20:00 PM EDT | Post a Comment

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Somewhere in Toulouse at this very moment, potatoes are sputtering in goose fat, apricot cakes are rising in a warm oven, and soups are bubbling in big clay cassoles. This is the heart of French comfort-food country, a meat-and-potatoes paradise where foie gras is considered weeknight fare and cassoulet—that garlicky local stew with sausage and duck confit—is championed by an elected confrérie of chefs. Sure, the city’s pink-brick streets are lined with modern restaurants that run the gamut from taco joints to sushi bars, but it would be a shame to leave town without tasting these soul-warming classics that always have us coming back for seconds.—Benjamin Kemper

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