French

A collection of French recipes and French food inspired by almost two years of living in France!

Persimmon and Camembert Galette

Persimmon and Camembert Galette

Note:  I originally published this Persimmon and Camembert Galette on May 7th 2018, but since it’s persimmon season now I’ve been busy recipe testing and have an updated version to share.  Hope you enjoy! I never have been much of a baker – I find that […]

Crudités with Homemade Aioli

Crudités with Homemade Aioli

There are few things better than eating fresh vegetables from your garden or farmers’ market.  There’s something about the intense seasonality of it that feels so satisfying.  When the fresh produce gets going, it’s best enjoyed simply so you can really taste the flavors of […]

Grilled Mussels à la Marinière

Grilled Mussels à la Marinière

Moules frites is one of those dishes that is quintessentially French to me.  It’s something that feels complicated or celebratory but in actuality is very unfussy.  The quality and simplicity of the ingredients are what elevates the meal, not hours of work or complicated preparation. […]

Almond & Cherry Clafoutis

Almond & Cherry Clafoutis

Guys, cherry season is starting to wind down, and I just realized last weekend that I hadn’t yet made a cherry clafoutis.  The horror!  Cherry clafoutis is a summer tradition for me.  It’s a classic, custardy French dessert that perfectly showcases the best of that […]

Savory Carrot Tarte Tatin

Savory Carrot Tarte Tatin

I finally pulled all of the last of my carrots growing in the garden this weekend.  Knowing they were getting ready to harvest, I had been thinking of recipe inspiration all last week.  I knew I wanted to do something French inspired as carrots are […]

Lemon & Berry Crêpe Cake

Lemon & Berry Crêpe Cake

If you’re looking for a showstopper dessert for a special occasion, you’d be hard pressed to find something more stunning than a crêpe cake.  While it does take some time to make all the crêpes, it’s perfect in that you can make everything in advance […]

Basic Crêpes

Basic Crêpes

I remember very clearly my first Nutella banana crêpe in Paris 11 years ago almost exactly.  Crêpe stands are all over the city, mostly clustered in tourist areas, but the French definitely eat crêpes regularly as well.  Crêpes can be filled with both savory or […]

Salmon en Papillote

Salmon en Papillote

Don’t let the fancy French name fool you.  This is hands down the easiest way to cook fish at home you’ll ever try.  En papillote means in parchment paper in French. Fish lends itself very nicely to being cooking en papillote – it doesn’t take too long to […]

Radis Au Beurre

Radis Au Beurre

If you find yourself in Paris and really want to do as the Parisians do, then you need to go to one of the markets.  My personal favorite is the Marché Bastille (sometimes referred to as the Marché Richard Lenoir) in the 11eme arrondissement.   The Marché […]

Pesto + Mozzarella Breakfast Sandwiches on Baguette

Pesto + Mozzarella Breakfast Sandwiches on Baguette

When I was living in France after college, I taught at two different elementary schools in a town just outside of Paris.  One of the schools was just down the street from one of the neighborhood boulangeries and had the best baguettes and baked goods. […]