French Fare

100 French Food/Drink Words and Phrases

A cheat sheet for ordering in French

If only your 10th grade French teacher had taught you what you really need to know — impressing that special someone at the restaurant where you’re maxing out your credit card. Don’t let that stop you though, because what they say is true: France is a haven for food and wine enthusiasts of all levels, and French cuisine is a palate-expanding experience everyone should have.

Try out some of my extensive choice vocabulary for avoiding snails, raw beef and frogs’ legs (although why would you want to?) or honing the basics for customizing your steak-frites and procuring the right water. Yes, you read that correctly. Bon appétit!

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Things that are potentially disgusting (but are usually delicious)

Know your meat

All about chicken:

Great dishes

Menu Mainstays

How’s it cooked?

Good to know

Any other French words or phrases you need to know? Post in the comments and our Frenchie experts will get back to ya.


Now that you’ve mastered French, move on to the 100 Italian Food and Drink Phrases You Need To Know.