French Cuisine

French gastronomy has become a world famous and respected cuisine over the years. Each region in France has its own distinctive dishes and regional ingredients which together with wine and cheese play a very important role in the overall national French cuisine.

French cuisine excels in the use of seasonal products and fresh herbs as well as the making of delicious stews and also world famous sauces. All of this is made with famous French cooking techniques that have been developed over the years.

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Leek and potato soup (Potage Parmentier)

Leek and potato soup (Potage Parmentier)

This leek and potato soup recipe is a classic French dish that is thick, creamy, velvety and incredibly satisfying. A bowl of goodness that is easy to make with just a handful of ingredients. Potato leek soup can easily be served as an appetizer or a stand alone lunch...

Cauliflower and chestnut soup

Cauliflower and chestnut soup

This cauliflower and chestnut soup is such a deliciously rich and creamy bowl of comfort food, and this without adding any cream. It is packed with the nutty, earthy and sweet flavours of roasted chestnuts which is then combined with cauliflower, garlic, onion and...

Smoked salmon tartare

Smoked salmon tartare

This smoked salmon tartare recipe is an elegant, light and pleasant seafood dish. Delicate yet delicious, it is perfect to serve as a scrumptious appetizer or vibrant starter during a formal or festive meal. It's very quick and easy to prepare by combining smoked...

Chicken Normandy – French apple cider chicken

Chicken Normandy – French apple cider chicken

Chicken Normandy or chicken à la Normande is a traditional French casserole dish. Chicken is browned and slowly braised to perfection in a creamy apple cider sauce which is then finished off with caramelised apple wedges. This apple cider chicken is a classic French...

Traditional ratatouille recipe

Traditional ratatouille recipe

Ratatouille is a French vegetable stew made with fresh summer vegetables and flavoured with Mediterranean herbs. This traditional ratatouille recipe is a bright and colourful dish, packed with flavour and which immediately makes you think of the south of France. Side...

How to cook mussels mariniere

How to cook mussels mariniere

Mussels marinières is a delicious classic mussels recipe. Steaming the mussels with onions, garlic and celery gives this dish its subtle yet delicate taste, which is rather sweet and soft with a hint of ocean flavour. Moules marinières or steamed mussels is considered...

French tartiflette recipe – Easy cheesy potato casserole

French tartiflette recipe – Easy cheesy potato casserole

This French tartiflette recipe blends potatoes, bacon, onions and gooey Reblochon cheese into a delicious potato casserole dish. This is French comfort food at its best, very easy to make with just a few ingredients. What is tartiflette savoyard? Tartiflette is a...

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