French Cuisine

Starters and Sides

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Nicoise Salad

A classic French salad that is simple to make! Nicoise salad originated in Nice, France during the late 19th century. The first recipe consisted of anchovies, olive oil, and tomatoes. Now the salad includes ingredients like lettuce, olives, other fresh vegetables, cooked potatoes and green beans. Many modern Nicoise salads have replaced the anchovies with…

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Leek and Potato Soup (Potage Parmentier)

This soup is so comforting and easy to make! It makes for an excellent light lunch or serve it as an appetizer for a dinner party! Leek and Potato Soup or Potage Parmentier originated in France. It consists of leeks, potatoes, stock or water, and cream. The soup was named after French nutritionist and scholar,…

Gruyere Buttermilk Biscuits

These savory biscuits are lovely for breakfast and brunch, but also pair perfectly with dinner recipes! These are so simple to make you do not even need a biscuit cutter for this recipe! Gruyere is a cheese that comes from Fribourg, Switzerland. The name comes from the town of Gruyeres. The cheese has been described…

Main Dishes

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Morning Quiche

A brunch or breakfast classic! This quiche can be made ahead of time so you do not have to wake up early! Quiche is a staple in French cooking, but it actually originated in Germany. The word quiche comes from the German word kuchen meaning cake. The most famous recipe for quiche is Quiche Lorraine.…

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Easy Ratatouille (Vegan)

This classic French dish is completely vegan and tastes garden fresh! Ratatouille is an easy one-pot meal that anyone can make! Ratatouille is a classic French stew that comes from the Provencal region of Nice. The name comes from the Occitan term “ratatolha”. The dish name is also derived from the French words “rata” which…

Super Simple Rack of Lamb

Rack of lamb is a meal that always conveys elegance. Many people find this upscale dish a rather daunting thing to conquer. I can assure you that I have made the tasks in this recipe super simple and user friendly! Try it out and impress your guests with minimal effort! When we look at the…


French Style Apple Cake

This cake is moist, fluffy, and not too sweet! This is one bowl baking at its finest! The ingredients are simple and the cake is very easy to make! Bake it for your next get-together. In France, baking is a big deal. The quality of baked items at bakeries high and the prices were reasonable,…

Beautiful Beignets

Beignets are a famous treat that are beloved by people all over the world. Learn how to make them in your own kitchen. Just try not to wear black clothing when you eat the final product! A beignet is a deep fried pastry that is covered in powdered sugar. Beignets are the official state doughnut…

Plain Madeleines (Madeleines Ordinaires)

Madeleines are small delectable French cakes that go well with tea or coffee. They are often served at cafes and French bakeries. Madeleines are small French cakes that consist of flour, butter, sugar, and eggs. The origin of the cakes is up for debate. Some say that they were first created in Commercy around 1730…


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