Craving something with a little je ne sais quoi? These classic French recipes will help you understand exactly why French cuisine is such a revered tradition.
Cheese OmeletA magnificently indulgent omelet for two that's exactly what you make when you're feeling like reveling in something simple yet still sophisticated and is perfect at any time of day.
Warm Goat Cheese SaladBaguette slathered with goat cheese and baked to toasty perfection with a can't-mess-it-up vinaigrette and salad. Easy peasy.
Tarragon ChickenTarragon chicken. A French classic for a reason. And no one but you needs to know just how easily it comes together.
Boeuf BourguignonA classic French recipe that really ought to be in your repertoire, boeuf bourguignon has countless incarnations, including this classic version by Craig Claiborne.
Apple Cider Steamed MusselsA no-brainer for autumn with a lovely French accent.
Choucroute GarnieServed in every beer hall in eastern France, choucroute garnie is essentially a gussied up hot dog and sauerkraut. To which we say, oui!
French Lentil SoupHearty, healthy, comforting as heck, and it comes together in a single pot and makes ample leftovers to see you through the rest of the week.
Steak au PoivreJulia Child updated the French classic with black, green, and white peppercorns along with allspice to lend a little intrigue. A surprisingly quick yet altogether swoonworthy weeknight dinner.
Perfect French FriesWe're not kidding about these being perfect French fries. We're also not going to lie to you. Perfection takes time. We swear it's worth the wait.
Ham and Potatoes SarladaiseGot ham? This French classic typically draws on duck confit but is just as sublime when used to disguise holiday leftovers.
Tomatoes ProvençalIs there anything as sweetly satisfying as heirloom tomatoes eaten raw over the sink? Probably not. But when you tire of that, there's always this deeply satiating tactic.
Pain de MieCharacterized by its distinctly rectangular shape and, in true French form, buttery taste, this classic loaf is traditionally made in a Pullman pan although any old loaf pan can work.
Chocolate SouffléIf you’ve been hesitant to make chocolate souffle out of fear, worry not. This easy version is guaranteed to reach lofty heights. A no-stress, high-stakes dessert. We show you how.
French Onion SoupA slightly heretical take on a French classic, this riff involves onion soup, bread, and cheese, but not quite like you've experienced it before.
Provençale Fish SoupA simple fish stew that’s elegant yet effortless in that maddening French manner. (You know how French women just toss that scarf and it looks so elegant? Like that.)
Daube ~ French Beef StewJust because you can't be in the South of France during this blizzard doesn't mean you can't eat like you're there. <em>Bon Appétit</em>!
Coq au VinCoq au vin, aka chicken soused in wine, is a French classic that exists in countless incarnations. This rich, soulful riff is from Julia Child.
Omelet with ChanterellesSimple yet sophisticated in that way that only the French have with eggs. Lovely at any time of day. Preferably with a glass of white wine at your side.
Braised Beef with CarrotsA sigh-worthy Sunday supper sorta meal that’s inspired by classic French technique yet relies on inexpensive everyday ingredients and takes not much more effort than a PBJ. (Well, a little more effort.)
Tarte TatinA tarte Tatin is nothing more than a tart turned upside down, nothing less than pastry perfection. Its name is French for “caramely apple goodness atop a buttery crust."
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