French recipes

Ah France – the nation that gave rise to gratins, soufflés, steak frites and the croque monsieur. There’s plenty to love about French cuisine, and here are some of the reasons we do.

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Chicken thighs in a mustard, tarragon and grape pan sauce

Chicken thigh recipes

Chicken thighs in a mustard, tarragon and grape pan sauce

The sauce for this easy chicken thighs recipe is inspired by the classic French dish sole veronique, in which the...

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Best-of-the-best steak tartare

Steak recipes

Best-of-the-best steak tartare

A classic steak tartare is a perfectly balanced thing of beauty, the rich, savoury beef, anchovy and egg yolk punctuated...

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Crudités with dill mayonnaise

Snacks and nibbles

Crudités with dill mayonnaise

This gorgeous green mayo gets its colour from a simple dill-infused oil (which looks cheffy but couldn’t be simpler to...

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Michel Roux Jr’s almond and raspberry frangipane tart

Sweet tart recipes

Michel Roux Jr’s almond and raspberry frangipane tart

Devote an afternoon to making Michel Roux Jr’s classy almond and raspberry frangipane tart. “I adore almond puddings and this...

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Nicola Lamb’s crullers

Baking recipes

Nicola Lamb’s crullers

You may not have heard of crullers but, trust us, you’re going to love them. More substantial than a choux...

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Pork rillettes

Easy starter recipes

Pork rillettes

Learn the skill of meat potting with Debora Robertson’s rillettes recipe. A French classic, pork rillettes are perfect served with...

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Caramelised white chocolate madeleines

Afternoon tea recipes

Caramelised white chocolate madeleines

Fluffy madeleines are a treat warm from the oven, especially when they get a double dose of caramelised white chocolate....

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Chocolate custard brioche

Baking recipes

Chocolate custard brioche

Set aside some time at the weekend to make these gorgeous chocolate brioche loaves from master baker Richard Bertinet. The...

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Smoked haddock and gruyère soufflés

Soufflé recipes

Smoked haddock and gruyère soufflés

Debora Robertson’s twice-baked smoked haddock soufflés are great if you’re at all nervous about making soufflés because you do the...

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Cheddar and chive soufflé

Soufflé recipes

Cheddar and chive soufflé

This cheese soufflé makes an impressive main course for a light, elegant lunch. Simply serve with a green salad. Have...

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Pommes anna with lemon and sage

Potato recipes

Pommes anna with lemon and sage

Pommes anna is a dish of thinly sliced potatoes baked in layers, similar to dauphinois. There’s no cream added, though....

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Vinegar-braised chicken with herby polenta

Favourite chicken recipes

Vinegar-braised chicken with herby polenta

This piquant vinegar chicken is a classic dish from the French city of Lyon. While it does mellow during cooking,...

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Best of the best French onion soup

Soup recipes

Best of the best French onion soup

Create the ultimate French onion soup with our masterclass recipe – read more about the magic behind it here. The...

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Chicken and choucroute garnie

Favourite chicken recipes

Chicken and choucroute garnie

Claire Thomson takes the traditional Alsatian dish choucroute garnie – sauerkraut cooked with wine, sausages, salted meats and caraway seeds...

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Tarte Tropézienne

Baking recipes

Tarte Tropézienne

“We are essentially making a giant cream bun here,” says Anna Higham of this Tarte Tropézienne recipe. “Sugar-crusted brioche brushed...

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Beef short rib bourguignon

Beef stew recipes

Beef short rib bourguignon

Beef bourguignon is a comforting red wine stew from Burgundy in France and is one of the country’s most iconic...

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