Lentils are cooked in France Bleu Alsace

Green lentils from Le Puy, coral lentils, pink lentils… Cooked in soup or salad, they also go well with fish or meat.

Lentils are one of the first legumes that were cultivated in Central Asia 9,000 years ago. Pharaohs enjoyed it, Babylonians grew it in their hanging gardens, the Bible quotes it. Next? He won Europe and India. It has become a staple in these two territories. It is still refused in many recipes in India.

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

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

We cook lentils with regional chef Floriane Sitz Restaurant Cocoon Bleu Alsace in Strasbourg, France

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

Try your luck at the Fridge Challenge!

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

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

Every day you’re selected to air, you’ll be entered into a great Friday draw! This week will be won by – box of 3 Japanese knives from the Sabatier brand Offers CHR Alsace, cafes, hotels, restaurants, a big player with professionals in the catering sector, who now offers its services and products to private individuals. The teams in Souffelweyersheim and Colmar advise and support you in your selection, from tableware to furniture, to kitchen or pastry products.

Alsace hospitality
Alsace hospitality


Because these small, round grains, much richer in iron than Popeye’s spinach, “adapt to all diets,” lentils have been grown in Alsace since 2016. Pflieger Farm Jérémy has joined the family farm in Specbach le Basis in Haut-Rhin, at 10:30 he will present us their organic lentil farming.

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