Lentils are prepared in France Bleu Alsace

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

Lentils are one of the first leguminous crops, which began to be cultivated 9,000 years ago in Central Asia. The pharaohs reveled in it, the Babylonians grew it in their hanging gardens, the Bible quotes it. Next? She conquered both Europe and India. In these two territories, it has become the main ingredient. In India, it still turns out many recipes.

And France? Well, just ask yourself when was the last time you ate lentils (a can 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 eats mostly white or coral lentils. The most famous green lentil is Puy, which has a PDO (controlled designation of origin) since 1935.

We cook lentils with Floriana Sitz, the chef Kokan restaurant in Strasbourg on France Bleu Alsace

And as every day, we are waiting for all your recipes from 10 am to

Try your luck at the Fridge Challenge!

Every day at 10:50 our chef is waiting for your call “Challenge the Refrigerator”. The principle is simple:

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

Every day you’re picked on air, you’re entered into the big Friday drawing! To win this week – a box of 3 Japanese knives from the Sabatier brand Offered CHR Alsace, cafes, hotels, restaurants, a major player with catering professionals who now offers its services and products to individuals. From crockery to furniture, kitchenware or pastry, the team in Souffelweyersheim and Colmar are here to advise you and support you in your choice.

The hospitality of Alsace
The hospitality of Alsace


Because these small round grains, much richer in iron than papaya spinach, are “adaptable to all diets”, lentils have been grown in Alsace since 2016 in Pflieger Farm in Speichbach-les-Bass in Haute-Rhin, Jeremy joined the family farm, he introduces us to their organic lentil cultivation at 10:30 am.

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