Recipes from French Food for Everyone: Le Diner

French Food for Everyone: Le Diner

French Food for Everyone is a follow-up to the best-selling In the French kitchen with kids and was inspired by the students in Mardi’s online cooking classes in 2020 and 2021 when cooking classes pivoted to online platforms. Mardi’s first book proved that French food is much simpler to make than many people believe (so easy even kids can make “fancy” French dishes!), and over the course of a year’s worth of online classes, she noticed that it was not just kids but whole families enjoying great success with her recipes.

This second chapter showcases twelve recipes to make and enjoy for dinner. Often, when people hear “French food” they assume the recipe will be too complicated, the ingredients too hard to find, the techniques too fussy for them to attempt at home.

A blue plate with a serving of creamy French chicken stew served over rice and garnished with parsley.

Creamy French Chicken Stew

This simple chicken stew, which is chock-full of vegetables, chicken, and served in a light cream sauce, feels decadent but is surprisingly virtuous.