Holiday In France
In light of France’s beautiful culture of flavorful meals, we’ve created a list of our top 5 favorite French recipes, plus an irresistible sweet treat. Enhance the flavor of your holiday gatherings and embrace France’s alluring tradition of a hearty appetite and a glorious meal - Bon Appétit!
1. Salad Lyonnais
A perfect combination of frisée, a curly bitter salad green, tossed in a warm vinaigrette and topped with a poached egg and crispy thick-slab bacon pieces. It's one of those timeless dishes that hits the spot every time and can transport you to the banks of the Seine.
Visit: The Kitchen for the full recipe2. Escargot
The most traditional of all French appetizers is perfectly paired with a glass of fine white wine. Specially bred land snails cooked with tasty garlic butter and parsley, wine sauce and sometimes chicken stock.
Visit: The Cooking Channel for the full recipe3. Blanquette de Veau
There isn’t a more quintessentially French dish than this meat ragout. Delicate pieces of veal, soaked in crème fraîche sauce, often garnished with pilau rice, onions and mushrooms.
Visit: BBC Food for the full recipe4. Steak Tartare
Hand-chopped beef served with an array of traditional goodies like capers, chives, shallots, and a runny egg yolk. But don’t stop there. Beef tartare can really be anything you want!
Visit: Chef Steps for the full recipe
Piperade is very similar to ratatouille, traditionally cooked in the French Basque country. A ragout of red and green papers, tomatoes, onions and fresh eggs. Usually served as a garnish to meat and fish dishes. Spicy, rich-flavored, and pretty easy to cook at home.
Visit: Cured By Bacon for the full recipe
Who doesn’t love a Macaron? These chewy, delicious French cookies are truly a sweet treat. Filled with almonds, sugar, egg whites and a creamy ganache. They can be made into a variety of flavors- chocolate, vanilla, almond, pear mousse; the list goes on and on. Impress your guests by concluding the night with everyone’s favorite treat!
Visit: Sally’s Baking for the full recipe