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Easy French Recipes

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Mastering the art of French cooking takes little more than a minimally stocked kitchen, a bit of time, and a few easy French recipes. Start small, with one or two recipes that pique your interest, and then work your way up to a complete meal using these easy recipes.
  1. Appetizer Recipes
  2. Salad Recipes
  3. Soup Recipes
  4. Side Dish Recipes
  5. Main Dish Recipes
  1. Dessert Recipes
  2. Bread and Pastry Recipes
  3. Coffee and Tea Recipes
  4. Cocktail Recipes

Appetizer Recipes

Appetizers – or hors d’oeuvres – are a great way to begin cooking French food. These recipes are usually very forgiving and can be adapted to the ingredients you prefer.

Salad Recipes

Salad recipes are customarily simple fare, usually involving chopped vegetables or fruit tossed with a simply prepared dressing or sauce. These recipes provide great nutrition for a minimum of work. They also let you get deliciously accustomed to French food – what could be better than that?

Soup Recipes

Soup recipes are a great way to get a feel for the special blends of seasoning used in French cuisine. Note the changes in aroma and taste as you prepare the soup, serve it, and then serve the leftovers a day later. The evolution of the flavor will give you a greater understanding of how seasonings develop over time, building your French cooking confidence.

Side Dish Recipes

Side dishes, also known as garnishes, are an important part of a French meal. They are meant to complement and enhance an entrée. Unlike American-style side dishes, French garnishes are served in small, decorative portions.

Main Dish Recipes

Main dishes, or entrees, do not have to be elaborate to be authentic French cuisine. There are numerous country dishes and casserole recipes that are easy to prepare, even for beginning cooks.

Dessert Recipes

French dessert recipes hold a legendary status. Delicious and sometimes elaborate, they fool most people into believing they can only be had at bakeries and restaurants. The real trickery is that the average cook can very easily prepare most French desserts. Try these easy recipes for a stunning finish to your meal.

Bread and Pastry Recipes

Homemade bread is a delicious accompaniment to most French meals. Try these simple French pastry and bread recipes.

Coffee and Tea Recipes

Picture Paris in your mind’s eye, and you’ll likely see a sidewalk café. Learn how to make delicious, aromatic coffee in your kitchen. These authentic French coffee recipes will put you in the mood to get up in the morning!

Cocktail Recipes

No dinner party is complete without a signature French cocktail. Whip up one of these easy recipes for an unforgettable drink.

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