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Red cabbage and apples braised in red wine - great combo of sweet, acidic and salty. Recipe from Alsace Lorraine.
Gateau Basque - Shortbread pastry is stuffed with dark cherry jam in this very traditional French Basque cake.
Chocolate Rum Pavés. A deceptively plain looking French cake, these lovely little squares will have you reaching for another.
Stuffed Mushrooms - Easy yet elegant appetizer or side dish. Low risk creativity - change this recipe around to suit your tastes and available ingredients.
Cornuelle - Traditional French butter cookie eaten during Lent. Decorated with candied anise seeds.
Fried Brie cheese appetizers. Served with two fabulous and extremely simple dipping sauces. Warm and yummy.
Quail eggs in an arugula nest salad. Part of a French Easter dinner menu.
Kiwi mousse on a bed of currant jelly. La verrine - a little French dessert in a glass.
French King Cake - Galette des Rois hides a figurine in its frangipane filling. Easy to make with frozen puff pastry.
French Mocha Cake - Gateau Moka is a layered genoise cake with mocha buttercream frosting and toasted almond decoration.
French Christmas treats include les marrons glacés or candied chestnuts. One mouthful of blissful taste.
Butternut Squash Soup or if you prefer Potage à la courge musquée. Fabulous French soup that includes lemon, cumin and ginger flavors. Day Brightener!
Squid rings, or calamari, cooked in an aromatic tomato sauce. Make this with frozen seafood for a quick and yummy supper.
Fried Eggplant - served on lamb's lettuce with a side of tomato coulis and yogurt for a satisfying summer entree.
Apricot Tart Tatin - Super easy upside down French tart with caramelzed aprcots that comes with a great story. Serve with vanilla ice cream for bliss guaranteed.
Chicken Marengo - Very easy French chicken recipe using tomatoes and mushrooms. And cause it's French, it comes with a story!
French Carrot Salad - Simply delicious. Perfect wih grilled foods (your next bbq?) or try it in a sandwich.
Tomato Mozzarella Salad - Topped with fresh basil and French olive oil, this is a favorite summer salad to make over and over again.
Normandy Apple Clafoutis - Simple dessert that's good for breakfast too. Features tart cooking apples, milk, and Calvados - for a taste of Normandy.
French Neufchatel Cheese - Crumbly yet creamy, this cheese gets even more flavorful as it ages. Try it with an assertive red wine or even French cider.
Porto Cruz Pink - Marketed in France for a female audience - I fell for it! Smooth, sweet and pretty. Perfect for a spring apéritif.
Far Breton - This French prune cake recipe is a traditional dessert in Brittany. Try it warm from the oven or cold for breakfast the next day. A tasty yet healthy sweet treat.
Chocolate Charlotte. Brandy soaked lady fingers form the crust for an airy chocolate mousse. This elegant French dessert is easier to make then it looks.
French candy - Calissons d'Aix are lovely little treats that should be lingered over,perhaps with a good book. Ground almonds and melon jelly covered in fondant.
Pear Tart from France - This scrumptious amandine tart features pears (you can use another fruit) on a frangipane base. Elegant and easy.