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French Recipes For Cold Weather

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Warm up with these savory, cold-weather French recipes. Dishes like onion tart, steamy soups, and slow-cooked stews and casseroles are soothing and perfect for the season.

Coquilles Saint-Jacques Recipe

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This recipe is traditionally served on little scallop shells, but ovenproof ramekins are a great substitution. Coquilles Saint-Jacques is most often eaten as a first course, or appetizer, but can be used as a delicious seafood entrée.

Pissaladière Recipe

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Pissaladière is a savory, Provencal onion tart layered with olives, anchovies, and herbs. Serve it cut into little rectangles for a fabulous appetizer. Pair it with a salad and soup for a healthy lunch or light main course. Add nothing more than a glass of wine and a crackling fire for a cozy night in.

Butternut Squash Bisque Recipe

©Kathy Maister
The mild sweetness of butternut squash soup is perfectly offset with a trio of fresh, savory herbs. Add heavy cream to the already velvety texture of pureed squash and you have rich, thick bisque to serve for a first course or a light main dish.

Gratineed Onion Soup Recipe

©Tammy Green
Gratineed onion soup is an ultimate comfort food. Butter-soft, caramelized onions are cooked down into a rich, seasoned beef stock. Top it off with fresh garlic croutons and melted, bubbly Gruyere cheese and you have a rich soup, indeed. Add a small salad and a glass of wine to make it a meal.

Coq au Vin Recipe

©Rebecca Franklin
Coq au vin, or rooster in wine, was created as a delicious way to tenderize a tough, old bird in poor households. Chicken stewed in wine is a wonderful, hearty meal that needs no more than a baguette and good wine to be complete.

Beef Burgundy Recipe

©Rebecca Franklin
There are so many recipes out there for classic beef Burgundy, or boeuf Bourguignon. Here is the traditional version that you are likely to have encountered at some point in your life. Universally enjoyed, this slow-cooked beef stew is the ultimate comfort food.

Chicken in Cream Sauce Recipe

©Laurel Fan
This chicken in cream sauce recipe, famously known as volaille a la crème in the Bresse region, is delicious in its simplicity. Brown high-quality chicken in butter and then simmer it in a cream sauce. That’s all there is to it!

Daube de Boeuf Provencal Recipe

©Lachlan Hardy
This stew is a wonderful dish to make early in the day – or even a day ahead of time – to allow the complex flavors to mellow and develop. Keep in mind that the beef and vegetables in this recipe must be marinated for 12 to 24 hours before you even start the cooking process.

Chicken and Sausage Cassoulet Recipe

©Stuart Spivak
This chicken and sausage cassoulet recipe is a modern update on the classic white bean cassoulet from Toulouse. This version evokes particularly complex and developed flavors by cooking certain ingredients separately, and then together. The result is an irresistible, hearty stew.

Tartiflette Recipe

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This Tartiflette recipe originated in Savoie, in the French Alps, as a recipe to promote the local cheese, Reblochon. Full of potatoes, rich cheese, and smoky bacon, it caught on as an easy to prepare recipe at ski resorts and has been popular ever since.
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