Potage Parmentier (French Potato Leek Soup)

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Nothing says elegance like a bowlful of French-inspired potage parmentier, and this humble blend of aromatic veggies is as graceful as it gets. The soup starts with a harmonious melange of oniony leeks, creamy Yukon gold potatoes, and sweet carrots, and ends with a delicate dash of cream. Get the recipe now.

French Apple Tart with Maple Syrup Glaze

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Don’t hide those pretty apples inside of a pie. In our recipe for an elegant French apple tart, you can show off beautifully arranged slices of apples glazed with maple syrup on top of a buttery, cookie-like crust. Serve this perfect fall dessert warm from the oven, or chilled. Learn how to make the recipe now.

Classic Mornay Sauce: Add Cheese for an Elevated Bechamel

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What’s even better than a classic French bechamel? When you add cheese to it and make a creamy mornay sauce instead. Super simple with a smooth, velvety texture, it’s perfect for a plethora of different serving ideas from pasta to seafood, and can even be used in baking. Learn to make this staple recipe now.

Hearty Chicken and Mushroom Fricassee

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For an elegant, satisfying French meal without any fuss, this fricassee is a winner-winner-chicken-dinner. In this one-pot dish, tender chicken thighs are seared and braised in white wine, alongside earthy mushrooms and leeks. The sauce is finished with a swirl of cream, and the crowd goes wild. Get the recipe now.

New Potato Tian with Thyme and Pecorino

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Jazz up your meals with a whole new category of carb perfection. In this tian recipe, the potato sidecar becomes the star. Thin, starchy slices are tangled with savory aromatics, sprinkled with salty Pecorino cheese, and baked until bubbly. Read on to add this simple, yet impressive recipe to your repertoire.

Herbed Fougasse: A French Flatbread with Natural Style

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Fougasse is a beautiful French flatbread that is similar to Italian focaccia. Typically shaped and designed to look like a rustic leaf, it’s perfect served warm from the oven, torn into pieces, and eaten with oil and vinegar. Try Foodal’s version, mixed with fresh rosemary and thyme. Learn how to make it now.

Potage Creme d’Epinards: A Velvety Cream of Spinach Soup

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Forgot about that bag of spinach in your fridge? It’s not too late to make a velvety cream of spinach soup. It’s simply flavored with onions and vegetable stock, and thickened with egg yolks, cream, and flour. With a silky finish of just a little butter, you’ll love eating your greens. Get the recipe on Foodal.

Beef Bourguignon: A French Classic with a Slow Cooker Twist

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Hearty and savory, this classic stew is anything but ordinary. With our slow cooker method, you can enjoy beef bourguignon any night of the week. Paired with crusty bread and a good glass of wine, you’ll swear you’ve been transported to the French countryside. Fire up your Instant Pot and get the recipe now on Foodal.

Heavenly Cream Puffs Are the Perfect Party Treat!

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Need something special to serve for dessert? We have the perfect recipe for you! This classic French pastry is made from a unique dough translated as “cabbage paste.” When baked, it becomes light, crispy, and airy. Filled with sweetened whipped cream, sprinkled with powdered sugar, and served with berries, it’s absolutely divine. Read more on Foodal to get this heavenly party treat.

Tackling a Classic French Dessert: The Creamiest Creme Brulee

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Learn to make the classic French dessert, a super creamy creme brulee with a perfectly caramelized sugar topping. Our vanilla bean recipe is simple, but there are plenty of ways to mix up the flavors. From dark chocolate to coffee and earl grey tea, the options are nearly limitless. Get the recipe now on Foodal and give it a try at home!