French food has long been hailed as high quality cuisine with a range of delicious recipes using strong flavours and the finest ingredients. French recipes have evolved over centuries, with many French dishes having their origin at banquets and amongst the aristocracy.
Traditional French food usually involve meat such as pork, beef and game combined with creamy sauces flavoured with herbs. French food typically rejects complex recipes which is good news for those looking for easy French recipes to try at home.
Some famous French recipes include French Onion Soup and Duck a l"orange although the cuisine differs according to the region. Gammon and ham are popular in Champagne, as well as the much enjoyed drink. Seafood such as crab and lobster is eaten in Brittany where there is a steady supply of fresh seafood. In central France meat such as game, lamb, beef and chicken are eaten alongside fruit preserves to bring out the flavour of the meat.
Try this Pain Perdu which is quite similar to French Toast but better. So simple and quick to make and is perfect for a French Style Breakfast in bed or a relaxed French Style Brunch with friends.
Most Popular french recipes
By Golden Shelley
Baked Camembert is a recent addition to the list of delicious and easy starters and is a favourite in many households
This bourguignon recipe uses bacon as well as cubed beef to give it it's smokey flavour
An unusual chicken dish using chicken breasts, Boursin cheese and asparagus to give a creamy peppery flavour.
This classic chicken pate dish is appropriate at almost any time, from starters at the most formal dinner party to a mid-morning snack.
Provencal chicken makes one think of the South of France,sun sea and sand, and this dish is a typical Provencal dish with all the vegetables associated with this region of France.
This is heaven for chocolate lovers. Soft sponge on the outside and a sumptuous gooey melting soft centre. This indulgent dessert should be served with vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.
Chocolate in pots...Chocolate in cups.... some terrific ideas on individual chocolate based desserts.... certainly worth browsing through this category for chocolate based inspiration
By Chef Ella <3
The Dark chocolate torte acts as a base on which to pipe your home made raspberry mousse made with mascarpone cheese to make a very special dessert
By Ely Eats
Hats off to the French for this one. A fantastic breakfast or brunch treat that you can serve with most spreads: jam, syrup Nutella etc. A true hit with the kids as well.
By Skinny Minny
Tartiflette comes from the French Alps and is made with potatoes, bacon and reblochon cheese