A simple baguette with cheese, a hearty Beef Bourguignon stew, a sky-high chocolate soufflé— there’s something for every taste in French cooking. French recipes are diverse in the extreme, from haute cuisine like coq au vin or cassoulet to cuisine nouvelle (new cooking) dishes like Chateaubriand.
A simple pastry topped with pearl sugar or chocolate chips—the perfect slightly-sweet snack.
Pavé au Chocolat: Four-Ingredient Chocolate Truffles
Traditional miniature French chocolate truffles, finished with a dusting of cocoa powder.
Croque Monsieur Breakfast Casserole
A classic French sandwich recipe, transformed into a crowd-friendly casserole.
Ultimate French Three-Onion Soup
The combination of yellow onions, shallots, and leeks makes this classic even more exquisite. Topped with toasted baguette and Gruyere, it’s the ultimate comfort food.
Ham Hock and Vegetable Soup
This French ham soup celebrates leftover ham but is worthy of using ingredients from scratch, too.
Roast Chicken with Red Wine
Red wine lends its spectacular flavor to this classic French chicken recipe.
Pot-au-Feu Chicken Stew
This classic French stew brims with chicken, garlic and a lovely spice bouquet.
Roast Duck with Oranges
This duck recipes is a much simplified version of the French standard canard à l’ orange.
Grilled Orange-Vanilla Pound Cake with Strawberries
Grill slices of this delicately flavored pound cake in butter and top with the season’s best strawberries for a knock-out dessert.
30-Minute Tomato Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
Grilled cheese croutons are the perfect topper for this easy tomato soup.
Crunchy Grated Carrot Salad with Lime (Carottes Rapées)
A super easy, fresh-tasting carrot salad, starring lime, cumin and cayenne.
Soft Polenta and Black Bean Ragoût
As you eat soft polenta right out of the pot, it will slowly solidify. That phenomenon is one of the delightful textural changes you may enjoy in this preparation. An ideal accompaniment is grilled or roast, or even braised, lamb on top, cooked so the juices spill all over the polenta. If you grill or roast the lamb, use about 2 pounds lamb shoulder, rub it with a tablespoon of ground fennel seeds, salt, and pepper, and grill slowly (indirectly) or roast slowly (about 300°F) for 3 hours.
Croque-monsieur is the French version of a grilled ham-and- cheese sandwich. This recipe is the traditional croquet monsieur recipe, the closest to the original sandwich served in Parisian cafés in the early 1900s. Today, it’s a popular snack all over France, and the variations are countless. Remember, the better your bread, the better the sandwich.
Galette des Rois
Bring the sweet aromas of a French boulangerie to your kitchen with this easy Epiphany classic made with frozen puff pastry and an almond marzipan filling.