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Thursday, December 2, 2010

French Food Recipes

Different kinds of quiche.Image via Wikipedia
By Dr Kevin Johnston

French cuisine is enormously diverse unlike other country's cuisines. An understanding of the culture of French food plus recipes is an understanding of France itself. You will find variety of dishes, both in restaurants and homes. Every region of France has its own distinctive traditions in terms of ingredients and preparation.

In the given article, I have shared how I love making foods plus eating the French dishes specially. The French food is normally considered to be simple but full of flavor. French cuisine is the most elegant and refined cuisine. French wine and French cheeses are the integral part of French food.

French cooking is not all complicated... Most of the cooking is quite simple. There is no need to master special technique in order to deliver satisfying entrees, great main course and mouth watering desserts.

Try our 5 most simple French dishes.

French crepes: they are the ideal dishes for the breakfast as well as for the dessert. It is made by pouring a thin liquid batter into a frying pan evenly which is often greased with butter.You can enjoy the tasty crepes with number of fillings, from the simple with only sugar to flambeed crepes Suzette plus elegant savory fillings.

Basque chicken: the dish is the speciality of France's southwestern Basque region which uses the smoked ham, red peppers, onions, paprika and tomatoes put together in a savory stew. The dish can become tastier if eaten with rice.

Quiche: it is the simplest dish for which you can expect good results. Different kids of quiches you can try like salmon quiche, broccoli quiche or spinach quiche. Quiche is made with eggs and milk in a pastry crust. Make sure to bake the pastry crust before you put other ingredients such as pieces of cooked meat, vegetables or cheese.

Tapenade: it is believed to be one of the quickest appetizers. It consists of pureed olives, capers, anchovies plus olive oil. Being a well-liked food in southern France, it has an true taste of Provence. While cooking the tapenade, the olives and capers are chopped and you need to add olive oil till you make a thick paste. For giving flavors, garlic, herbs, brandy and lemon juices are the perfect ingredients.

Chocolate truffle: at the time of Christmas Eve, roughly all the shops in France dedicate at least an entire aisle to French Christmas Treats. And it's very common to find plenty of brands of chocolate truffles. It's a wonderful blown chocolate which I feel must be included to finish a meal. Chocolate truffle is made with a chocolate ganache which is most often coated in cocoa powder. You can also use cream, caramel, nuts and berries for fillings.

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