Get started cooking with these classic sauces, such as beurre blanc, bearnaise, hollandaise, soubise, rémoulade, and aioli might stand on their own or be part of a recipe. Dessert sauces are included too.
In France, the starter course is called an entrée. It is an essential step in most dinners, even the most casual. Learn how to make, present, and serve entrees in balance with the rest of your meal.
Classic French tarts like quiche Lorraine, but also spinach, broccoli, cheese, crab, salmon and zucchini. Quiche makes the perfect food a starter course, main meal, or for taking on a picnic.
Easy Salad Recipes
Many of these easy salads can serve either as a starter or be made in a larger quantity and eaten as a main course. Serve these with a baguette like they do here in France.
Easy Soup Recipes
Here you will onion soup of course, but also crème du Barry, carrot, potage Saint Germain, potato leek and others. These might be served as a starter course or even a main dish in France.
Easy Vegetable Recipes
The key to these easy vegetable dishes (and all French food for that matter) is to start with the absolute tastiest vegetables you can get your hands on. Cook what is in season with these easy dishes.
There are so many ways to cook a potato it boggles the brain. Here you will find oven baked fries, garlic mashed potatoes, aligot, hot potato salad and more.
French Seafood Recipes
These seafood and fish dishes feature mussels, salmon, scallops and more. You will find them used to make gratins, papillotes, and chowders, as well as in simpler preparations: poached, baked and fried.
French Chicken Recipes
Like many places in the world, chicken is a very popular meat in France. Learn how to make such classics as chicken cordon bleu, chicken marengo, and chicken Dijon.
Easy Beef Recipes
Find easy recipes for French food classics like boeuf Bourguignon, boeuf aux carottes, daube, and hachis Parmentier. These all make great main dishes.
Easy Pork Recipes
Pork is a very popular meat in France. It gets made into an incredible array of sausages, and pork chops, loins, and tenderloins are used all the time. Find some easy ways to fix these meats.
Fruit Dessert Recipes
Fruit gets top billing in many desserts in France. By starting with peak seasonal produce, and making these simple tarts, mousses, and cakes, you will be sure to please yourself and others.
French Cake Recipes
These include classic cakes, such as a baba au rhum, moelleux au chocolat, and a galette de rois. I am not a big fan of washing a half dozen mixing bowls, so these are mostly quick and easy cakes.