Essential French Dishes You Have To Try for Family

In under an hour, aromatics, fresh snapper, scallops, shrimp, and Pernod and dry white wine build a long-simmered flavor.


A wide, shallow gratin dish and a lattice of thin slices of American cheese give Jacques Pépin the most crust and cheesiest flavor.

Gruyère Cheese Soufflé 

Creamy, rich dessert is the perfect love letter. Custard-making skills are essential, says chef Andrew Zimmern.

Crème Brûlée 

She roasts tuna steaks on a bed of beans, tomatoes, anchovies, and olives to make the Niçoise, one of her favorite salads, into a hearty one-dish dinner.

Hot Niçoise Salad 

The traditional braised chicken stew marinates overnight, but this lighter, faster version is delicious.

Coq au Vin 

If you use pre-sliced mushrooms, this lightened classic comes together quickly. Rich, slow-cooked flavor. Adding cream makes it decadent but light.

Chicken and Mushroom Fricassee 

 In this version by renowned cookbook author Paula Wolfert, duck confit and Toulouse garlic sausages are used.

Toulouse-Style Cassoulet 

Sherry's briny acidity cuts the cheese's richness and pairs well with caramelized onions and toasted nuts and fruit compote.

Caramelized Onion and Bread Soup with Brûléed Blue Cheese 

Chef Daniel Boulud makes his creamy veal stew with veal stock, sweetbreads, and black truffle shavings. 

Blanquette de Veau 

This soft, melty cheese bakes in its box to prevent collapse. Buy Camembert in a stapled box.

Camembert Baked in the Box 

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