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Dijon


Dijon is a city in the Bourgogne region in France. As of 2005, the city had an estimated population of 150,800, and the metropolitan area of Greater Dijon had an estimated population of 236,953.

Dijon is, of course, internationally famous for Dijon mustard (French: moutarde de Dijon), although nowadays almost all mustard seeds are imported (mainly from Canada) rather than grown locally. Additionally, most "Dijon mustard" is now produced on an industrial scale, and not necessarily in the vicinity of the city. However, if you do visit Dijon, you will find that there are mustard shops in the city, and they offer a range of mustard varieties, including varieties with unusual flavorings (for example: fruit flavorings), and often sell this mustard in decorative hand-painted china pots.


Key Facts about Dijon


Dijon
Here are some facts about Dijon:
  1. Dijon is a city in the Bourgogne region in France.

  2. As of 2005, Dijon had an estimated population of 150,800, and the metropolitan area of Greater Dijon had an estimated population of 236,953.

  3. Dijon was originally founded as a Roman settlement called Divio.

  4. Dijon was the home of the Dukes of Burgundy from the early 11th century until late in the 15th century.

  5. Dijon is famous as being the source of Dijon mustard (French: moutarde de Dijon). Today however, almost the mustard seeds used in making are imported, rather than grown locally. Nevertheless, if you visit Dijon, you will find numerous shops selling Dijon mustard, including unusually flavored varieties, and mustard sold in decorative containers.

  6. Crème de cassis, a type of blackcurrant liqueur originates from Dijon. Crème de cassis is most frequently drank in the form of a cocktail named "Kir" (named after a former mayor of Dijon, canon Félix Kir), which is made from a mixture of white wine and the liqueur. Readers will be interested to know that Kir is the favourite drink of Agatha Christie's fictional detective, Hercule Poirot.

  7. Each year, an International and Gastronomic fair is held in Dijon. This fair, which is one of the top ten fairs in France, has around 500 exhibitors, and attracts around 200,000 visitors each year.

  8. Approximately every three years (although there are sometimes variations), an international flower show ("Florissimo") is held in Dijon. Exhibitors include French and international cities, botanical gardens, agricultural schools, and corporations.



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Travel Like a Local - Map of Dijon: The Most Essential Dijon (France) Travel Map for Every Adventure

By Maxwell Fox

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Long Ago in France: The Years in Dijon (DESTINATIONS)

By M. F. K. Fisher

Simon & Schuster
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  • The author arrived in Dijom, France in 1929, young, new to Europe, new to France, new to marriage, new to cookery. Her experiences there put her on the way to becoming of the world's most celebrated writers on food. In this book we read about her growing up in the old city of Dijon, to learning to understand French, to understand French ways and prejudices.
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Recounts the author's three year stay in Dijon before the outbreak of World War II, and details the people encountered there

Dijon (France) Trip Journal: Lined Travel Journal/Diary/Notebook With Dijon (France) Map Cover Art

By Ralph Prince

Independently published
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Travel Like a Local - Map of Dijon (Black and White Edition): The Most Essential Dijon (France) Travel Map for Every Adventure

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We carefully marked all the restaurants, bars and pubs so you can always find one that is nearby. In the Dijon (France) map you will also find the best places to go shopping, the most famous and must-see sights, churches and more. And if an emergency comes up, there are markings of police stations and hospitals everywhere for your convenience.

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The Gastronomical Me

By M. F. K. Fisher

North Point Press
Released: 1989-10-10
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In 1929, a newly married M.F.K. Fisher said goodbye to a milquetoast American culinary upbringing and sailed with her husband to Dijon, where she tasted real French cooking for the first time. The Gastronomical Me is a chronicle of her passionate embrace of a whole new way of eating, drinking, and celebrating the senses. As she recounts memorable meals shared with an assortment of eccentric and fascinating characters, set against a backdrop of mounting pre-war tensions, we witness the formation not only of her taste but of her character and her prodigious talent.



 
 
 

 
 
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