French Fare

Little Paris Kitchen's Oeufs En Meurette Recipe

Perfect poached eggs in rich red wine sauce
Dec 11, 2014 12:00 pm
oeufs en meurette
Photo: David Loftus

There's nothing like simple French food cooked in a tiny Paris kitchen, which is why we're loving cooking our way through Rachel Khoo's aptly named Little Paris Kitchen. Just because the French don't "do brunch" like we do doesn't mean a great weekend breakfast can't get a little fancy. Break open a bottle of red. 

One French Bird: Guinea Hen Cassoulet Recipe

A French classic with fresh game and vegetables
Dec 10, 2014 12:00 pm

Tampa chef Greg Baker developed this recipe for cassoulet, a French staple dish, after a recent visit to Paris. "It’s fun to just drop back and re-evaluate the basics," he says. "It’s sort of like an experienced musician revisiting something as simple as Louie Louie; what new bit of nuance can be grasped by re-examining an old standard? In the end, it’s still a simple dish, but made stronger by questioning the details."

That's One French Tart. Make This Pissaladière Recipe

Savory caramelized onion and briny olive pizza
Oct 20, 2014 2:00 pm

This savory caramelized onion tart hails from Nice in the Provence region of France. Known for its thick dough and lusty topping of flavorful onion confit and luscious Caillette or Niçoise olives, this sophisticated pizza can be enjoyed as an appetizer or main dish.

Classic Remix: Coq Au Riesling Recipe

Creamy white wine-braised chicken with mushrooms
Oct 15, 2014 2:00 pm
Photo: Con Poulos

Every year, Food & Wine magazine releases a cookbook packed with the best recipes of the last 365 days. Hear that? Food & Wine. Best recipes of the year. Any page you turn to will sport a winner, but while the weather steadily cools off, consider a hearty chicken stew with braised mushrooms.

Get French With This Galettes Soubises Recipe

Crêpes topped with fried eggs, bacon and cheese
Oct 8, 2014 11:00 am
Galettes Soubises recipe

When the temperature starts to drop, reach for award-winning British food writer and cookbook author Diana Henry's new guide to cold weather comfort food. From rib-sticking braises to the best fall fruit desserts, Roast Figs Sugar Snow is the key to staying warm this fall and winter. This savory French buckwheat galette won't let you down. 

Caramelized Beet Tarte Tatin Recipe

Make this savory vegetarian beet tart for a crowd
Aug 25, 2014 2:00 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 11:00 am

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 11:00 am
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. 

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