French Fare

That's One French Tart. Make This Pissaladière Recipe

Savory caramelized onion and briny olive pizza
Oct 20, 2014 3:00 pm

Looking for a vegan recipe everyone will love? We're sure your strategy of "just make it without the bacon" will work and everything, but just in case it doesn't, there's Robin Robertson, author of more than 20 healthy living cookbooks. Her latest, Vegan Without Borders, is a trove of nutritious vegan recipes that don't lack anything but a big group of hungry people chowing down on it. Take this French pissaladière recipe, packed with caramelized onions, for a spin. 

Classic Remix: Coq Au Riesling Recipe

Creamy white wine-braised chicken with mushrooms
Oct 15, 2014 3:00 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 12:00 pm
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 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.

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