Here is everything you’ve wanted to know about French food and French cuisine (Cuisine française)! Although people often use the broad label “French cuisine” to describe French food, most French dishes are region-based and thus vary depending on where you are located. Today, there are many dishes that are considered part of French national cuisine. That’s why in this category, you’ll find the best classic recipes of French cuisine. Bon Appétit!

traditional french galette des rois recipe
The Traditional French Galette Des Rois Recipe

Make this French tradition your own with this traditional French galette des rois recipe by the French pastry Chef Christophe Michalak.

french pot au feu recipe
The Traditional French Pot-Au-Feu Recipe

Here is the Pot-au-feu recipe, one of my favorite winter recipes! Pot-au-feu (literally “pot on the fire” in English) is a French beef stew, a typical French dish served in winter.

french chestnut soup recipe
Chestnut Soup Recipe (Velouté de Châtaignes)

A delicious combination of chestnuts, shallots, bouillon cube, cream, and butter.

apple french tarte tatin recipe
Paul Bocuse’s Tarte Tatin Recipe

A topsy-turvy apple and caramel tart, baked upside down so the apples stay soft and jammy and the pastry on top crisp.

authentic french canelés de bordeaux recipe
The Canelé de Bordeaux Recipe

A canelé is a small French pastry flavored with rum and vanilla, a flavourful specialty of the Bordeaux region of France.

french madeleines recipe
How To Make Authentic French Madeleines

One of France’s most beloved desserts! Madeleines are succulent small sponge cakes with a very distinctive shell shape.

french toast recipe pain perdu
French Toast Recipe By The Ritz Paris Pastry Chef

Also known as “Pain Perdu” in French, this delicious recipe is easy to make and perfect for breakfast.

french strawberry tart recipe
The French Strawberry Tart Recipe (Tarte Aux Fraises)

This traditional French dessert combines a sandy crust (“pâte sablée”) with fresh strawberries arranged on a layer of pastry cream (“crème patissière”). Bon appétit!

french croque monsieur recipe ham and cheese grilled sandwich
The Traditional French Croque Monsieur Recipe

This delicious French sandwich —casually referred to as a croque— is super popular and can be found on almost every restaurant menu in Paris!

french lemon tart recipe tarte au citron
Classic French Lemon Tart Recipe (Tarte Au Citron)

This delicious dessert is made out of a crisp buttery crust (pâte sucrée) with smooth tangy lemon custard. Read on to recreate this utterly iconic French dessert.

traditional french crepes recipe
The Traditional French Crepes Recipe

Here is my favorite French crepes (crêpes) recipe! Crepes are a very common food in France and are not only easy to make but can be served any way you want.

french peasant soup with leeks
Easy French Peasant Soup Recipe With Leeks & Potatoes

If you usually don’t like soups I’m sure you’re going to love this one. It’s the perfect stick-to-your-ribs cold-weather meal.

french pantry essentials
How To Stock Your Pantry Like A True French

The French understand the value of using high-quality pantry staples to elevate the flavor of their food and to make everyday simple dishes taste fantastic. Read on to discover the 20 essentials French people keep in their pantry.

french pain d'épices gingerbread recipe
Philippe Conticini’s Pain d’Épices Recipe

French pain d’épices often gets mistranslated into English as “gingerbread,” but the two cakes bear little resemblance to one another. Read on to discover this easy and very tasteful recipe.

authentic traditional french chocolate truffle recipe
Cyril Lignac’s French Chocolate Truffles Recipe

Chocolate truffles are a deeply indulgent chocolate treat made from chocolate and cream and hand-rolled in cocoa powder to mimic the look of the truffle mushroom. Read on to discover this delicious recipe.

french buche de noel recipe
Christophe Michalak’s Bûche De Noël Recipe

Christmas is almost here, and in France, no Christmas meal is possible without the traditional Yule Log Cake! Read on to discover Christophe Michalak’s yule log cake recipe.

french potato gratin dauphinois recipe
Alain Ducasse’s French Gratin Dauphinois Recipe

In this recipe, the potatoes are peeled and sliced to the thickness of a coin, they are layered in a gratin pan and cooked in a slow oven.

authentic traditional french baguette recipe
Éric Kayser’s Authentic French Baguettes Recipe

Here is my favorite French baguettes recipe: the one by the French baker Éric Kayser.…