Rancher’s Beef

Gardiane de taureau

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4

    • Difficulty

      Medium

Appears in

Sud de France

By Caroline Conran

Published 2012

  • About

These ranchers are the guardians of the black bulls of the Camargue, a breed of cattle reared in the wild salt marshes, prized for their meat as well as for their bravery in the bullring. Descended from the bulls of ancient Rome, they take part in the non-bloodthirsty French course de taureaux and the Spanish feria of the arenas of Béziers and Nîmes.

In the course, the bulls are heroes, entering and leaving the ring at a fierce gallop, usually, if they have been