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Farci Poitevin

vegan ‘charcuterie’

Farci Poitevin, traditional dish from Marai Poitevin, as served in a restaurant in Arcais, France.

Farci Poitevin may not be the prettiest dish in France but it’s one of healthiest, made of a mixture of greens and vegetables wrapped up in a cabbage leaf and cooked. Some people spread it on toast.

You’ll find it in the Vienne, Deux-Sèvres, Vendée, Charente and Charente-Maritime. But vegans beware! Some versions include crème fraîche, eggs, milk or lardons.

Other names for it are farci charentais, poule verte (‘green hen’), far or pâté d'herbes.

Nouvelle Aquitaine

Pays de la Loire


Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Nikoniste