French Fare

Caramelized Beet Tarte Tatin Recipe

Make this savory vegetarian beet tart for a crowd
Aug 25, 2014 3:00 pm
beet tarte tatin
Photo: Laurel Golio

Beet tarte tatin is dish that will make a big impression on dinner guests — particularly vegetarians. Cooking the beets in the brown sugar, butter and red onion gives them a deep, rich caramelization that works perfectly with a flaky, savory pastry crust. To get the tart to the table faster, use store-bought puff pastry and watch the magic unfold.

French Crêpes Suzette Recipe

Crêpes with buttery orange-caramelized sugar sauce
Jul 25, 2014 12:00 pm

Crêpes Suzette consists of classic French crêpes accompanied by a beurre suzette sauce made of caramelized sugar and butter, tangerine or orange juice, orange zest and Grand Marnier. Arguably the most famous crêpe dish in the world, Crêpe Suzette actually came into existence by mistake. According to the legend, the dish was created by a 14-year-old assistant waiter. The story and the recipe after the jump. 

Go French! Ham Baguette With Camembert And Arugula Recipe

A classic Parisian sandwich for a classy lunch
Jul 14, 2014 12:00 pm
ham baguette sandwich recipe

If there's one simple French dish you master, let it be a great baguette sandwich. This traditional Parisian recipe from Chef Michael Toscano of New York City's Montmartre restaurant features jambon de Paris — find this savory, slightly spiced ham at a charcuterie shop or substitute any other unsmoked ham. Top with sweet fig jam, creamy, pungent Camembert cheese and tender argula and enjoy. 

Benoit's Classic French Escargot Recipe

Wild snails with parsley butter, garlic and shallot
Jun 19, 2014 4:00 pm
Photo: Richard Lewis on Flickr

When it comes to learning classic French dishes, look no further than the expert chefs at Alain Ducasse's NYC bistro, Benoit. Their authenticity is unparalleled, so you know you can trust Executive Chef Philippe Bertineau's escargot technique. Prepare for one of the best bites from the garden. Get it? 

Raclette With Boiled Potatoes And Quick Pickles Recipe

Traditional Swiss cheese dish makes its way home
Dec 16, 2013 1:00 pm
Photo: Hirsheimer & Hamilton

The Cowgirl Creamery Cookbook is a must for any cheese-lover's kitchen. Packed with stories, recipes and plenty of other reasons to gorge yourself on fine cheese, the cowgirls' masterful new book is a great reason to neglect that brick of boring cheddar and open yourself up to something a little more exciting. There may be no greater dish celebrating cheese than Swiss raclette, and no better time to make it than right now.

Simple Tomato Tart Recipe

A French tarte aux tomates with Dijon mustard
Aug 5, 2013 3:00 pm
tomato tart recipe
Photo: fritish on Flickr

We've been on a tomato bender. It's hard to resist ripe, juicy summer tomatoes that burst with flavor. Here's a recipe that won't let you down. All you need are a few ingredients to make this simple yet delicious tomato tart

Tomates Farcies Recipe

Tomatoes stuffed with ground beef, à la Francaise
Jul 13, 2013 2:01 pm
Photo: jerome on Flickr

To celebrate Bastille Day, we're stuffing summer tomatoes with ground beef to create the quintessentially French tomate farcie. This recipe is perfect to serve at a party on a balmy evening with super-ripe summer tomatoes and is much more impressive than it is complicated. Your guests will never guess how easy it was to whip up.

Our 25 Favorite French Recipes To Help You Celebrate Bastille Day Like Daft Punk

On July 14, good food and drink around
Jul 11, 2013 10:01 am

We're crazy for Bastille Day, which goes down every July 14. What a food holiday! Thinking beyond the storming of the Bastille and the pardoning of parking tickets, our main concern is making sure you know you are stocked with recipes for all sorts of French essentials. Can you make a croque monsieur? How about crème brûlée? In...


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