These French Recipes Are Almost Better Than A Trip To France (2024)

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It's the centuries of fine cuisine that makes their culinary culture so rich; that, and all the butter.

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Julie R. ThomsonTaste Senior Editor, HuffPost

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There are many reasons to love French food. There are the amazing pastries, the rich sauces, and the salads loaded with bacon. And of course, all the bread. It's the centuries of fine cuisine that make their culinary culture so rich; that, and their unapologetic use of butter and heavy cream.

The French are definitely not scared of butter OR heavy cream. And if you're going to tackle French recipes -- which you should -- you can't be either. Get ready to channel your inner Julia Child because to enjoy this cuisine you have to be prepared to enter their world of rich food with abandon. It's the secret to their culinary success. And it will be yours, too.

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Salade Lyonnaise

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Pâté En Croûte

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Gratin Dauphinois

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Pan-Fried Foie Gras

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Onion Soup

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Garlic Soup

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Coq Au Vin

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Liver Pâté

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Beef Bourguignon

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Bouillabaisse With Red Pepper Rouille

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Dijon Chicken

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Escargots à la Bordelaise

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Manger

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Croque Monsieur

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Salad Nicoise

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Tartiflette

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Steak Au Poivre

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Braised Rabbit With Prunes

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Quiche Lorraine

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Simple Skillet Ratatouille

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The Fitchen

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Gougères

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Blanquette De Veau (Veal Stew)

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Nutella Banana Crepes

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Creme Brulee

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Profiteroles

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Apple Tarte Tatin

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Cherry Clafoutis

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Floating Island

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Dark Chocolate Mousse With Raspberry Puree

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Opera Cake(01 of 19)

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French Apple Tart(02 of 19)

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Calissons(03 of 19)

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Croquembouche Cake(04 of 19)

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Creme Caramel(05 of 19)

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Floating Island(06 of 19)

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Orange And Vanilla Macarons(07 of 19)

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Saint Honore(08 of 19)

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Classic Crème Brûlée(09 of 19)

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Dark Chocolate Mousse With Raspberry Puree(10 of 19)

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Punitions(11 of 19)

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Apple Tarte Tatin(12 of 19)

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Kouign Amann(13 of 19)

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Breton Buckwheat Cakes(14 of 19)

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Raspberry, Rose & Lychee Religieuses(15 of 19)

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Fresh Fruit Tart With Vanilla Pastry Cream(16 of 19)

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Paris-Brest(17 of 19)

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Plum Kouign Amann(18 of 19)

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Chocolate & Blood Orange Pots de Crème(19 of 19)

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