Find our French dinner foursome. Here are French recipes made easy for gourmet meals any time of the year. Savvy cooks will enjoy trying these restaurant favorites at home or appreciate our easy takes on classic French recipes. Delight family and friends with great dining at home. Bon appétit!
Test Your Knowledge of French Cooking Techniques
Braise—A method of cooking used for less-tender cuts of meat and other foods. The food is first browned, then covered and cooked in a small amount of liquid at a low temperature either on top of the range or in the oven for a long period of time until tender.
Flambé—Food presentation created by sprinkling dish with liquor and igniting just before serving.
Julienne— Fruits, vegetables and meats cut into thin, match-like strips with knife or food processor.
Poach—Cook in simmering liquid just below the boiling point, as for eggs and fish.
Reduce—Boil liquid uncovered to evaporate some of the liquid and intensify the flavor of the remaining liquid.
Sauté—Cook in hot fat over medium-high heat with frequent tossing or turning motion.