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!
Make this French tradition your own with this traditional French galette des rois recipe by the French pastry Chef Christophe Michalak.
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.
A delicious combination of chestnuts, shallots, bouillon cube, cream, and butter.
A topsy-turvy apple and caramel tart, baked upside down so the apples stay soft and jammy and the pastry on top crisp.
A canelé is a small French pastry flavored with rum and vanilla, a flavourful specialty of the Bordeaux region of France.
One of France’s most beloved desserts! Madeleines are succulent small sponge cakes with a very distinctive shell shape.
Also known as “Pain Perdu” in French, this delicious recipe is easy to make and perfect for breakfast.
This traditional French dessert combines a sandy crust (“pâte sablée”) with fresh strawberries arranged on a layer of pastry cream (“crème patissière”). Bon appétit!
This delicious French sandwich —casually referred to as a croque— is super popular and can be found on almost every restaurant menu in Paris!
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Here is my favorite French baguettes recipe: the one by the French baker Éric Kayser.…