Gastronomy in Picardy

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Gastronomy in Picardy Picardie fr

Picardy’s gastronomy offers a wide range of fresh products and local dishes:

Local dishes

  • Pot au feu: beef and vegetable stew
  • Duck paté (from Amiens)
  • Ficelle picarde (ham pancake rolled up and filled with mushrooms then smothered in béchamel sauce and baked in oven until the top is crisp and golden)
  • Soupe des Hortillons: soup made of carrots
  • Flamiche: Leek pie (from Santerre)
  • Andouillette d'Amiens (meatball of minced pork with white of bread, egg, onions and garlic)
  • Agneau de pré sale: Lamb raised in Baie de Somme where the sea completely covers the pastures 6 to 8 times a year during roughly 8 days, producing a high quality and tasty meat, full of mineral salts.
  • Eel

Sweet food

  • Gâteau battu (from Ponthieu): brioche cake shape like a chef hat
  • Macaroon (from Amiens): sweet little cake composed of almond, sugar, honey, egg and almond oil
  • Crème Chantilly (from Chantilly): kind of whipped cream
  • Milk marmalade (from Aisne)
  • Honey


Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

  • Potatoes
  • Endive
  • Watercress
  • Soisson bean
  • Berries


  • Rollot (from Thierache)
  • Maroilles



  • Perry cider
  • Strawberry wine
  • Sparkling wines with demi-sec and rosé
  • Grénette (oakleaf-based alcohol)
  • Flipe (mixture of apple eau de vie, sugar or honey)
  • Hydromel (honey alcohol)

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Point of interest