Ron: "What's that?"
Hermione: "Bouillabaisse."
Ron: "Bless you."
Hermione: "It's French. I had it on holiday, summer before last, it's very nice."
Ron: "I'll take your word for it."
Hermione Granger introduces Ron Weasley to French cuisine[src]

Bouillabaisse is a seafood stew which originated in southern France.[1] It is traditionally composed of at least three different kinds of seafood. Bouillabaisse is a flavour of Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Beans.[2]



A bouillabaisse-flavoured Bertie Bott's Every Flavour Bean

During the Triwizard Tournament in 1994, this dish was served at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, in order to make the visiting students from Beauxbatons feel at home. Seeing the stew for the first time, Ron Weasley wondered what it was, so Hermione Granger told him its name, and that she had tried it on the holiday to France she took with her parents the summer before her third year and had enjoyed it. Ron, finding the bouillabaisse unappetising, refused to try it, but when Fleur Delacour later came over to the Gryffindor table to ask if she could take the dish back to her own table, he told her he thought it was "excellent," presumably in an attempt to win her favour.[3]


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