Also known as viande bovine. France is the world’s 8th largest producer of beef. In shops, on labels, on menus, care is taken to let you know which breed of boeuf you’re buying—Blonde d’Aquitaine, Limousine, Charolaise...
A génisse is a heifer.
Four kinds of French are designated AOP or AOC: Burgundy’s famous Boeuf de Charolles, from the famous big white Charolais breed; the fin gras du Mézenc; Maine-Anjou and the Taureau de Camargue, the main ingredient in gardianne de taureau.
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