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If you wonder what is the food item I miss the most from France when I spend extended time abroad (like recently, as I hadn’t set foot in my country in a little more than two years), my answer is without any hesitation: saucisson!

It is “just” dried sausage, but it is much more than that. It’s pretty indescribable if you’ve never had it, but just know that it’s one of the best food I know of, and sadly, it’s – to my knowledge – pretty much non-existent outside of Europe (although I had some once, in West Virginia, a long time ago).


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As always, if you’re ever in France, do try it by all means…



About David Billa

David was born and raised in the French South West. After a few years in the US and a few more in Paris, he finally settled down in Japan. He blogs here about his various experiences and travels, with an emphasis on his home country, France.

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4 thoughts on “Saucisson

  • karina

    Hey i’m panamanian, I will move to live in Marseille in four months, any recommendations are welcome! I love your blog, helped me a lot when i visited France for the first time! Congratulations and keep it up! Saludos de Panamá!

    • David Post author

      Hi Karina, thanks for the kind word.
      It’s hard to give you recommendations out of the blue like this, but if you have specific questions, do not hesitate.

  • Mel

    Funny my sister lives abroad and the first thing she buy when back in France is saucisson (and real bread and “compote de pomme”)

    • David Billa Post author

      LOL. You would too if you lived abroad.
      Where does she live though, because “compote” is not that uncommon abroad (well, it depends where)