It was around a year ago that the Tasty Tuesday was around Pizza, one of life’s greatest gifts – and one of my very favourite foods. Sometimes though, you want something simpler, lighter – a little fresher, a little more French.
Here then is the Flammekueche – a thin-crust flatbread that hails from Alsace, a region in the North of France along the Rhine and just a stone’s throw from Germany. The region has shifted between French and German control for centuries, so it’s got a culture influenced by both. Quite possibly its most famous food is the Flammekueche (Flammkuchen in German, and Tarte Flambe in the rest of France) and it’s a genuinely delightful thing; a thin crust, spread with a layer of Crème fraiche- and then almost always covered in lardons (French bacon), onions and scallions. It’s lighter and crispier than pizza – but just as moreish. I’ve had a pretty decent one at the Neighbourgoods Market in Braamfontein – but the caveat here is that if you do venture there, you’re bound to run in to an army of hipsters.
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Last Updated: November 17, 2015
November 17, 2015 at 16:07
Nice looking appetizer
November 17, 2015 at 16:07
“but the caveat here is that if you do venture there, you’re bound to run in to an army of hipsters”
I can hear it now:
“Ja, man, I only eat Flammekueche.”
“What is Flam…Flammi…ki…?”
“Seriously, bro? If you don’t know what Flammekueche is I don’t even.”