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French Recipes

Egg spaghetti with Serrano wrapped Asparagus
Egg spaghetti with Serrano wrapped Asparagus
French Recipes

Gourmet Recipes - French Recipes

There’s no greater compliment to the chef than for the diners to ask for second and third helpings of the meal he’s prepared for them. A well-prepared meal prepared in French cuisine will not only result in extra helpings but in an overall dining experience that will delight everyone who is partaking and have them looking forward to their next French meal.

Many beginning cooks may shy away from French cuisine, intimidated because of its international reputation and historical significance. To fail at a French recipe may sometimes seem like an insult to a way of life. Even cooks who love to experiment in the kitchen may be overwhelmed with the sheer number of French recipes – and methods to prepare the dishes – that can be found everywhere. The European nation famous for its wine and cafes has provided a culinary roadmap that can take us from traditional meals of heavy sauces, cheese, poultry, beef and lamb to the nouvelle cuisine of recent years that stresses healthier eating.

Contrary to popular belief, the beginning cook would do well to try to master French cooking right away. In fact, a cookbook of French recipes may be the perfect gift for the beginner. Remember, even Julia Child had to be taught how to cook the French way.

There are so many easy recipes in the French cuisine that a novice in the kitchen can quickly gain confidence and yes, compliments in the form of requests for extra helpings. The recipes that are included in this website are designed for cooks of all experience levels, but especially those looking to improve yet impress at the same time. And no, whipping up a serving of French fries doesn’t count.

French Cuisine - French Cooking Is For Everyone

In spite of its reputation of being the preferred cuisine of the cultured palate, everyone in the family will find a French dish to love. For instance, try this delicious side dish, http://www.gourmetrecipe.com/recipes/asparagous-rissolee-with-truffle-puree. This recipe will turn anyone who isn’t a particular fan of asparagus into an asparagus lover.

Interested in trying a dessert? http://www.gourmetrecipe.com/recipes/bananas-flambeed-with-rum-and-soft-caramel may be just the thing to cap an evening out.

There’s probably no better place to begin your hand at French cooking than trying to master a dinner time classic, http://www.gourmetrecipe.com/recipes/classic-bouillabaisse.

These recipes recall two basic tenets of French cooking: the use of fresh and flavorful ingredients, and wonderful presentation. Remember that no matter how many French dishes you are able to prepare and how beautifully it is presented on the table, it matters very little unless you use the best ingredients.

It’s also worth keeping in mind that French food can sometimes be heavy in calories. An American favorite that had its origins in France is particularly notorious for its caloric content. Check out http://dotgiri.com/2010/04/11/facts-about-french-fries-history-calories-side-effects-and-how-french-fries-are-made/. If you’re watching your weight, you may think twice before asking for extra fries again.

Overview of our healthy easy french recipes

Alsatian Vegetable Soup

Alsatian Vegetable Soup

Alsatian Walnut Bread

Alsatian Walnut Bread

Apple fine pie by Patrick Durant

Apple fine pie

Apple gratin with pine nuts by Vicomte et Vicomtesse de la Panouse

Apple gratin with pine nuts

Apples from the Normandy region by Hotels Lucien Barriere Deauville

Apples from the Normandy region

Artichokes in barigoule of lapereau with garlic by Mario d'Orio

Artichokes in barigoule of lapereau...

Asparagous rissolee with truffle puree by Luc Huysentruyt

Asparagous rissolee with truffle puree

Asparagus with French Orange Sauce by Luc Huysentruyt

Asparagus with French Orange Sauce

Aumonieres with strawberries by Hotels Lucien Barriere Deauville

Aumonieres with strawberries

Bananas Flambeed with Rum and Soft Caramel by Arnaud Lallement

Bananas Flambeed with Rum and Soft...

Beef Fillet Sauteed with Reblochon Cheese and Marrow (bone) by Hotels Lucien Barriere Deauville

Beef Fillet Sauteed with Reblochon...

Beef fillet with red wine by Vicomte et Vicomtesse de la Panouse

Beef fillet with red wine

Beef snout salad with Riesling by Yvonne Haller

Beef snout salad with Riesling

Beef strate with red wine by Alain Pic

Beef strate with red wine

Brouillade with eggs, tellines and truffles by Beatrice et Jacques Ribourel (David Moreno)

Brouillade with eggs, tellines and...

Our featured healthy easy french recipes

Alsatian Vegetable Soup by Beatrice et Jacques Ribourel (David Moreno)

Alsatian Vegetable Soup

Alsatian Walnut Bread by Beatrice et Jacques Ribourel (David Moreno)

Alsatian Walnut Bread

Apple fine pie by Patrick Durant

Apple fine pie

Apple gratin with pine nuts by Vicomte et Vicomtesse de la Panouse

Apple gratin with pine nuts

Apples from the Normandy region by Hotels Lucien Barriere Deauville

Apples from the Normandy region

Artichokes in barigoule of lapereau with garlic by Mario d'Orio

Artichokes in barigoule of lapereau with garlic

Asparagous rissolee with truffle puree by Luc Huysentruyt

Asparagous rissolee with truffle puree

Asparagus with French Orange Sauce by Luc Huysentruyt

Asparagus with French Orange Sauce

Aumonieres with strawberries by Hotels Lucien Barriere Deauville

Aumonieres with strawberries

Bananas Flambeed with Rum and Soft Caramel by Arnaud Lallement

Bananas Flambeed with Rum and Soft Caramel

Beef Fillet Sauteed with Reblochon Cheese and Marrow (bone) by Hotels Lucien Barriere Deauville

Beef Fillet Sauteed with Reblochon Cheese and...

Beef fillet with red wine by Vicomte et Vicomtesse de la Panouse

Beef fillet with red wine

Beef snout salad with Riesling by Yvonne Haller

Beef snout salad with Riesling

Beef strate with red wine by Alain Pic

Beef strate with red wine

Brouillade with eggs, tellines and truffles by Beatrice et Jacques Ribourel (David Moreno)

Brouillade with eggs, tellines and truffles

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Alsatian Vegetable Soup

Adapted from Country French Cooking by the editors of Sunset magazine From the Alsace region of France, this soup features lemon juice, marjoram, and a little cream.

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Alsatian Walnut Bread

Adapted from Country French Cooking by the editors of Sunset magazine This French country bread is a good accompaniment to cold meats.

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Apple fine pie

Chef: Patrick Durant

Here's a French version of traditional apple pie.

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Apple gratin with pine nuts

Chef: Vicomte et Vicomtesse de la Panouse

Apple gratin with pine nuts Sweet but not overly so, this side dish is a delicious accompaniment to a holiday meal. A nice side dish that can be served at any meal but our favorite is at brunch. This recipe is similar to an...

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Apples from the Normandy region

Chef: Hotels Lucien Barriere Deauville

Apples from the Normandy region Easy on the digestion, apples contain malic and tartaric acids that inhibit fermentation in the intestines. Their high fiber content adds bulk that aids the digestive process, making elimination...

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Artichokes in barigoule of lapereau with...

Chef: Mario d'Orio

Artichokes in barigoule of lapereau with garlic Remove the leaves from the artichokes and turn the bottom while keeping the tail. Chop the liver of the rabbit with a shallot, season salt and pepper. Add a beaten egg and a spoon...

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Asparagous rissolee with truffle puree

Chef: Luc Huysentruyt

Asparagous rissolee with truffle puree A rissole is usually a large meatball often served with rich gravy and steamed veggies. Rissoles can also be made from Asparagus. In order to prepare Asparagus Rissolee with Truffle Puree,...

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Asparagus with French Orange Sauce

Adapted from Around the World in 450 Recipes by Sarah Ainley The French are known for their amazing vegetables, sometimes served with delicate sauces. This recipe makes a kind of hollandaise, which should be cooked...

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Aumonieres with strawberries

Chef: Hotels Lucien Barriere Deauville

Aumonieres with strawberries Aumonieres with strawberries- Prepare the strawberries. Cut them in quarters. Marinate for 15 minutes in mint alcohol and minced mint leafs. Butter a dish. Spread the fritter leafs and place...

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Bananas Flambeed with Rum and Soft Caramel

Chef: Arnaud Lallement

Bananas Flambeed with Rum and Soft Caramel If you are following a vegetarian diet, you will find flaming banana dessert rum useful. It is recommended for those who prefer sweet flavors. People often consume flaming banana with...

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Beef Fillet Sauteed with Reblochon Cheese...

Chef: Hotels Lucien Barriere Deauville

Beef Fillet Sauteed with Reblochon Cheese and Marrow (bone) The tenderloin and even the sirloin are sometimes called, or rather known, under the name of fillet, when cooked. It comes from the French fillet - tenderloin. The...

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Beef fillet with red wine

Chef: Vicomte et Vicomtesse de la Panouse

Beef fillet with red wine The tenderloin and even the sirloin are sometimes called, or rather known, under the name of fillet, when cooked. It comes from the French fillet - tenderloin. The red wine brings out all the best...

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Beef snout salad with Riesling

Chef: Yvonne Haller

Beef snout salad with Riesling The Mosel Valley has long been considered one of the world's most beautiful river valleys. This region, formerly known as Mosel-Saar-Ruwer in honor of its three rivers, is proud of its Riesling...

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Beef strate with red wine

Chef: Alain Pic

Beef strate with red wine The history of corned beef can be traced back to ancient times when it was served in Ireland with cabbage on Easter Sunday or on Saint Patrick's Day. Corned beef is cured and flavored in brine...

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Brouillade with eggs, tellines and truffles

Chef: Beatrice et Jacques Ribourel (David Moreno)

Brouillade with eggs, tellines and truffles The eggs with black truffles recipe, or brouillade de truffes, is a special egg dish that is served throughout France during the height of truffle season. It’s at once luxurious and...

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