French recipes

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

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Ultimate pissaladière

Summer recipes

Ultimate pissaladière

Julia Busuttil Nishimura’s pissaladière recipe will transport you to the French riviera. It’s a simple...

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Perfect coq au vin

Chicken casserole recipes

Perfect coq au vin

Recipe writer Alex Hollywood’s movie star grandmother entertained lavishly in Paris in her heyday. This...

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Classic crêpe pancakes

Crêpe recipes

Classic crêpe pancakes

The perfect pancakes made flippin’ easy: make Shrove Tuesday a night to remember by following...

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Vegetarian truffade

Vegetarian comfort food recipes

Vegetarian truffade

Truffade is a wintry dish from Auvergne in France traditionally made with the local cantal...

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Potted duck with pistachio

Make-ahead Christmas starters

Potted duck with pistachio

This pimped potted duck starter is easy to make ahead of time and will lend...

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Frozen profiteroles with Neapolitan ice cream

Dinner party dessert recipes

Frozen profiteroles with Neapolitan ice cream

These showstopping frozen profiteroles – filled with ice cream and topped with caramel – will...

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Little gems with tarragon and hazelnut dressing

Lettuce recipes

Little gems with tarragon and hazelnut dressing

Little gems with tarragon makes for a lively, summery side dish. Prepare in 5 minutes...

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Grilled goat’s cheese salad with honey dressing

Summer salads and sides

Grilled goat’s cheese salad with honey dressing

This super speedy and easy grilled goat’s cheese salad is inspired by the classic. The...

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Salmon and spring vegetable stew

Salmon fillet recipes

Salmon and spring vegetable stew

This salmon and spring vegetable dish is inspired by the fish stews from the Normandy...

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Baked camembert with honey, granola and rye crackers

Vegetarian Christmas starter recipes

Baked camembert with honey, granola and rye crackers

This isn’t your run-of-the-mill baked camembert recipe. We’ve combined an oozy baked cheese with the...

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Creamy chicken chasseur with crispy breadcrumbs

Chicken casserole recipes

Creamy chicken chasseur with crispy breadcrumbs

We’ve finished this hearty chicken chasseur recipe with a swirl of crème fraîche for extra...

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Boulangère potatoes wrapped in streaky bacon

Potato recipes

Boulangère potatoes wrapped in streaky bacon

The name of this dish is derived from the French tradition of slow-cooking dishes in...

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Sole meuniere

Easy dinner party mains

Sole meuniere

The French name of this dish makes it sound like posh restaurant fare (and tricky...

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Classic mayonnaise

Homemade dressings and sauces

Classic mayonnaise

Our classic mayonnaise recipe is quick and easy and so much more rewarding than serving...

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Poppy seed vinaigrette

Summer recipes

Poppy seed vinaigrette

There’s no excuse for eating a dull, undressed salad. Whizz up this salad dressing recipe...

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Basil vinaigrette

Homemade dressings and sauces

Basil vinaigrette

You’re just one step away from creating this herby dressing. It would be perfect on...

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Red onion soup with cheesy sourdough melts

Soup recipes

Red onion soup with cheesy sourdough melts

We’ve used beef stock in this sweet red onion soup to add real depth of...

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Duck and sausage cassoulet

Best sausage casserole recipes

Duck and sausage cassoulet

The hearty stew from southwest France never goes out of fashion. Cooking it involves a...

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Chicken cordon bleu bake

Chicken thigh recipes

Chicken cordon bleu bake

Chicken cordon bleu is a dish that involves wrapping chicken thighs in ham and cheese...

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Scallop gratins with sea bass, mussels and prawns

Gratin recipes

Scallop gratins with sea bass, mussels and prawns

”This is a dish that used to be on the menu at The Seafood Restaurant,...

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