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Fondant Potatoes finished
Classic Fondant Potato Recipe
Cheese fondue recipe
10 Best Fondue Recipes
Cantal cheese
What Is Cantal Cheese?
fruit platter with bake brie in puff pastry
Baked Brie in Puff Pastry
apple turnovers
Apple Turnovers
Alpine Cheese Souffle
10 Puffy and Pleasing Soufflé Recipes
Chocolate Pots de Creme
Chocolate Pots de Crème
Classic Fried Whitebait (Fried Tiny Fish), fried fish and lemon wedges on a plate
10 Best Anchovy Recipes
Ice eclair
The Best French Desserts
Lyonnaise Salad
Lyonnaise Salad
French-style yogurt
What Is French-Style Yogurt?
Fluffy golden financier tea cake with strawberries and slivered almonds
French Financiers
Beef Bourguignon plated
Beef Bourguignon Recipe
Steak Tartare
Steak Tartare
Instant pot French onion soup
Instant Pot French Onion Soup
Cherry clafoutis
Cherry Clafoutis
What Is a Terrine?
Beurre Blanc sauce on a platter of salmon
Beurre Blanc Sauce
Grilled Watermelon on a platter with lime wedges, jalapeños and mint leaves
Grilled Watermelon Recipe
Shortcut recipe demi glace recipe
Easy Shortcut Demi-Glace Recipe
Classic meringue pie topping with billowy peaks
Classic Meringue Pie Topping
Au jus in a bowl and drizzled over beef
Au Jus for Prime Rib
Simple chicken francaise recipe
Chicken Française
French pear martini
French Pear Martini
A slice of French opera cake on a plate
Classic French Opera Cake
Chambord Black Raspberry Liqueur
What Is Chambord?
Chèvre: cheese made from goat's milk
Chèvre Cheese
Slice of Alpine cheese (mountain cheese) on a plate
Alpine Cheese
French Martini
French Martini
Classic shrimp étouffée in a bowl, served over rice and in a pot
Classic Shrimp Étouffée
Vanilla soufflés in white ramekins
Classic French Vanilla Soufflé
Grey Goose Vodka
What Is Grey Goose Vodka?
Making a roux
What to Know About Cajun Roux
Lemon beurre blanc sauce over salmon
Lemon Beurre Blanc Sauce
Classic Bearnaise Sauce
Classic Bearnaise Sauce
Espresso Creme Brulée
Espresso Crème Brûlée
pumpkin creme brulee
Pumpkin Crème Brûlée
Homemade crepes pareve on a white plate with raspberries
Homemade Crepes (Dairy or Pareve)
Champagne Flutes
What Is Champagne?
roissants on a Baking Tray
Easy Croissant Recipe: 4 Methods
Red wine reduction sauce
Marchand de Vin: Red Wine Reduction Sauce
Oeufs a la neige
Classic Oeufs à la Neige Recipe (Snow Eggs)
Butternut Cassoulet
Traditional French Butternut Squash Cassoulet Recipe
Easy Classic French Beignets
Easy Classic French Beignets
Slicing classic French chateaubriand on a wooden cutting board
The Classic French Chateaubriand
Pain au chocolat
Easy French Pain au Chocolat
Snickerdoodle Creme Brulee
Snickerdoodle Crème Brûlée
Classic French Bordelaise sauce over steak on a white plate
Classic French Bordelaise Sauce
Choron Sauce
Choron Sauce
Salmon en croute
What Is Something Cooked En Croute?
Roasted raspberry clafouti
Classic French Raspberry Clafouti
Truffled French Fries
Truffled French Fries
A cutting board with onion, celery, and carrots
What Is Mirepoix?
French Chantilly cream in a glass.
French Chantilly Cream (Crème Chantilly)
Classic French Chocolate Éclair on a marble counter
Classic French Chocolate Éclair Recipe
Classic french aligot recipe
Classic French Aligot
Smoked andouille sausage
The Origin of Andouille Sausage
Malbec wine grapes
What Is Malbec Wine?
A raclette cheese party with a raclette grill, roasted vegetables, cured meats, pickles, and mustard
What Is Raclette Cheese? It's Perfect for a Fondue Party
Classic French Cornichon Pickles