Lentils are cooked in France Bleu Alsace

Green lentils from Le Puy, coral lentils, pink lentils… Cooked in soup or salad, they can also accompany fish or meat.

Lentils are one of the first legumes cultivated 9,000 years ago in Central Asia. The Pharaohs enjoyed it, the Babylonians grew it in their hanging gardens, the Bible quotes it. The next one? She won Europe and India. In these two territories it has become a staple. It is still given up in countless recipes in India.

And France? Well, just ask yourself when was the last time you ate lentils (the tin of lentils and sausage doesn’t count!).

As for the French, they definitely don’t do anything like the others. They prefer green lentils, while the rest of the world consumes mostly blond or coral lentils. The most famous is the Puy green lentil, which has a PDO (controlled designation of origin) since 1935.

We cook the lentils with Florian Sitz, head chef of Cocoon Restaurant in Strasbourg on France Bleu Alsace

And as every day, we expect all your recipes from 10 am on

Try your luck at the Fridge Challenge!

Every day at 10:50 our chef awaits your call “The Fridge Challenge”. The principle is simple:

  • open your refrigerator door
  • give 4-5 ingredients you have inside
  • in 2 minutes, the chef present in the studio must come up with a recipe based on the offered products

Every day, if you get picked on air, you’re entered into the awesome Friday Giveaway! To be won this week – box with 3 Japanese knives of the Sabatier brand Available from CHR Alsace, cafes, hotels, restaurants, a major player with professionals in the catering trade, which now offers its services and products to individuals. From cutlery, furniture, kitchen or confectionery, the teams in Souffelweyersheim and Colmar are there to advise and support you in your selection.

Hospitality Alsace
Hospitality Alsace


Because these small, round grains, far richer in iron than Popeye’s spinach, “adapt to all diets,” lentils have been grown in Alsace since 2016. the Pflieger farm in Specchbach le bas in Haut-Rhin, Jérémy joined the family farm, he introduces us to their organic lentil cultivation at 10:30 am.

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