Barbezieux chicks. Recognized by the Gault et Millau (France’s most respected guide to dining) in 2001 as one of the best tasting chickens in all of France, this beautiful bird continues to excite gastronomes that are lucky enough to enjoy it. Nearly extinct at the turn of the 20th century, this top-shelf table bird was saved by a few dedicated French farmers. As a roasting bird, the Barbezieux is often preferred to the Bresse. Yes, it’s that good!