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Steak frites at Le Relais de Venise in Paris

Steak frites is a popular dish in France and Belgium. The steak is usually made of beef, but variations like pork or veal may be found. Served with fries (or frites in French), hence the name steak frites. Vegetables are usually not served with the steak, but a salad may follow this dish.

What makes this dish so popular, given the fact that it does not need much of a culinary prowess and it is far from being healthy food? The combination of potatoes and meat makes an irresistible contrast of textures and flavors. And then the combination of potatoes and meat is easily served with wine. So there is no wonder that this dish is enjoyed everywhere in the world.

In France steak frites is often served in different establishments, starting from fast foods to the most high class restaurants.

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