Flam's Korea is introducing the traditional pizza-style product from Germany and France, Flammkuchen (in German) and Tarte Flambée (in French) to the Korean restaurant market via various marketing channels. Flam's Korea protected relevant trademarks for "Flam's®", respectively for restaurant locations and for the marketing of the product Flam's Flammkuchen / Tarte Flambee in Korea. Flam's Korea is presently selling its products for Flam's® under product licensing system and franchising system in Korea.
Flammkuchen / Tarte Flambéeis a dish from south-west Germany (Pfalz and Baden) and north-east France (Alsace) composed of thin bread dough rolled out primarily in rectangle or oval, which is covered by crème fraîche, onions and bacon. It is one of the most famous gastronomical specialties of the region.
Legendsays that the creator of this dish were those Alsatian farmers who used to bake bread once a week. A Tarte Flambée would be used to test the heat of their wood-fired ovens. At the peak of its temperature, the oven would also have the ideal conditions in which to bake a Tarte Flambée. The embers would be pushed aside to make room for the tarte in the middle of the oven, and the intense heat would be able to bake it in 1 or 2 minutes. The crust that forms the border of the Tarte Flambée would be nearly burned by the flames.
The nameitself comes from this method of baking. There does not exist any fitting Anglo-American term for that traditional German / French dish, but the English translation of the original German / French name meaning "baked in the flames".
Meanwhilefor Flammkuchen / Tarte Flambée there have been created a very broad range of varying toppings including various cheese toppings, meat, seafood, vegetables and regional specialty toppings from all over the world. Beside spicy Flammkuchen / Tarte Flambée also sweet versions even combined with alcohol (e.g. apple versions flambé with Calvados) are very popular.
Over the following links you can get further information about Flammkuchen / Tarte Flambée in German, French, English and in Korean language: