It also takes a lot of elbow grease to prepare all that in time… and we don’t make an omelette without breaking any eggs…. Too bad, but we haven’t come just for a free lunch. Click here to read it in French. However, only a few have attained immortal status through delicious foods that were named after them. This article is in English. The Giant Omelette Festival is held in seven different locations around the world however the biggest of these is the town of Abbeville in Louisiana, USA where more than five thousand eggs are used during the making of the omelette. 1-4: Courtesy Agnès Landou Nov 6 & 7, 2021. Milk soup - or someone who is very touchy or sensitive. Wherever you live, if you’re a francophile or French and you’d like to join our team of contributing writers, editors, photographers then we'd love to hear from you - check out our, page. Every year, the townsfolk gather for the Giant Omelette Festival where up to 15,000 eggs are used to create a massive dish. Cheese comes in all shapes, sizes, flavors, and textures. By Sue Williams Wherever you live, if you’re a francophile or French and you’d like to join our team of contributing writers, editors, photographers then we'd love to hear from you - check out our submissions page. ‘Global’ since the idea has now spread to Japan and the US. The Giant Omelette Festival takes place every year around Easter time in Dumbéa (Fayard park), just outside of Nouméa. Giant Omelette Celebration/Facebook It takes 50 lbs of onions, 75 bell peppers, 4 gallons of onion tops, 2 gallons of parsley, 1.5 gallons of cooking oil, 6.5 gallons of milk, 52 lbs of butter, 3 boxes of salt, 2 boxes of black pepper, 15 lbs of crawfish tails, and over 5,000 eggs to make this giant omelette. We’re also constantly seeking savvy interns - please check what, Discover France beyond the cliché with us, French escapades - The hidden treasures of Picardie, La Feria de Béziers: a unique cultural experience in the South of France, Saint Louis Festival – water jousting in Sète, France, Brilliant Roussillon -'Only in Provence' Part I. All rights reserved. For nearly 40 years it has also taken a festive character, since the Global Omelette Committee was created. According to legend, at the beginning of the 19th century, Napoleon Bonaparte stopped one evening in an auberge here to rest and have dinner. Thousands of visitors flock into town to get a taste of the omelette completely free of charge. My friend Agnès Landou lives in the Midi Pyrénées, near Toulouse. Thousands gathered in France on Monday to watch dozens of cooks make a giant omeletteto celebrate Easter in the town of Bessieres. A tradition was born. Here, in Bessières, the birthplace of the Giant Omelette, the committee members dress in red and green and parade down the streets of the village each Easter Monday. A notion of sharing and friendship that continues year after year for the delight of adults and children on Easter Monday. It presents two distinct varieties of the private-sizing dish: vintage Margherita for about $8.85 and 4-cheese for $11.56. Here are nine interesting people who gave their name to yummy foods. Do you know which country eats the most cheese every year? "La richesse est mieux que la pauvreté, ne serait ce que pour des raisons financières.". After all, American writer Clifton Fadiman famously called cheese "milk's leap toward immortality." We’re also constantly seeking savvy interns - please check what internships are available. Come with us to discover French lifestyle beyond the cliché. and our partners: © 2012 - 2020 My French Life™ – Ma Vie Française®. A steel fry pan four metres in diameter and weighing a ton is installed with a crane onto a bed of hot coals. Like most festivals, there is dancing, music, and parades during the event. This isn’t a new thing that just started a few years ago. Vending machines these days are mostly good for more than just a soda and bag of chips. I realised I needed to work harder at learning the language when I managed to call the guy next to me a ‘salaud’ (oops… I thought I was just saying hi). Here are nine awesome facts about cheese. The massive meal was made with 15,000 eggs in … * Rabelais was a famous 16th century French writer who created the characters Pantagruel and Gargantua, who were giants. The handle of the fry pan is simply a wooden pole. I first became interested in French culture 20 years ago while grape-picking near Mâcon. Although regular omelettes can be cooked in just a few minutes, the Bessières omelette needs about 30 minutes to cook.