Hungry for tajine, a meat or fish stew with vegetables or dried fruit from Morocco? Or how about ravitoto, a dish made from cassava leaves, onions and pork from Madagascar?
We can thank Quebec for poutine and smoked meat but there’s so much more to the cuisine from la belle province. Saturated in hundreds of years of history, French-Canadian cooking is rich with history. The foods have a great deal to do with the people who inhabited Canada, the resources available to them, the climate, and the agriculture of the region.
France is known for its history, its landmarks, its haute couture, and of course, its cuisine. Here you will find some typical foods, some history, and recipes to actually make the foods yourself. There are some typical, everyday dishes, some special, holiday recipes, and information about customs related to food.
French food is known globally for its finesse and flavor. Guide your palette through this menu list of top 10 French foods, with do-it-yourself cooking recipes from the French cuisine. These are the quintessential, almost stereotypical, French foods that everyone thinks of when you think of French cuisine. There are recipes for each dish, along with a brief discussion of the historical and geographical origins of each. The photos that accompany each recipe are beautiful!
This page begins with a smorgasbord (pun intended!) of food related trivia, including the courses of a typical evening meal, a list of names of some typical French foods, and even some idiomatic expressions involving food! On the second page, a list of regional French specialties is provided. On the third, there are some dishes from French-speaking countries around the world, including Belgium, Canada, and countries in the Caribbean and Africa.