We take a look at some Popular French Cuisines
June 2, 2015
French people are extremely passionate when it comes to cooking. In fact they consider food to be an important part of their culture and they take it very seriously. Perfection in cooking is a must and every meal is introduced after years of experimenting with a number of techniques and flavours. This is the very reason why French food is revered all over the world. The secret behind delicious and scrumptious French cuisine is the use of rich sauces that are made with cream, butter and other fresh ingredients. All of these amazing techniques that are common to cooking such as sauté, braising and flambé were not invented in France but were perfected by the French cooking experts. Therefore you can say that perfection is one of the most important elements inherent in French cuisine. The perfection however was mastered by using numerous techniques and the fresh vegetables and fruits that were grown on their land. We therefore, introduce some of the most popular French foods.
- Baguette: Baguette is a long and skinny crusty loaf of French bread that is served with an entree of your choice. It will stay on the table till your meal ends. There is no French meal that is complete without baguettes. Baguette can be eaten in a number of ways. You can use baguette to make sandwiches or you can just make them out of melted cheese.
- Crepes: French crepe recipes can be made in a variety of ways and can be served anytime of the day. You can eat crepes along with fresh fruits for breakfast. With cheese and chicken for luncheon or snack. You may also bake it into a rich and creamy casserole for dinner. Crepes can also be made into desserts by filling them with assorted fruits such as strawberries, pears and bananas, then topping them with chocolate sauce and whipped cream.
- Ratatouille: Ratatouille is a classic French dish that originated in the south of France. This summer dish includes bell peppers, zucchini, onion, garlic and fresh herbs. Many French people also prefer to top it on pasta or fill it in an omelette. Or you can eat it with a loaf of bread for a Provencal inspired vegetarian meal.
- Buche de Noel (Yule Log): French celebrate Christmas by having large feasts with a range of courses that usually end with a dessert called Buche de Noel or Yule log. This dessert recipe was introduced by a French pastry chef in 1800s to pay homage to the original Yule log tradition. This scrumptious cake is filled with seedless raspberry or strawberry jelly. This cake is also decorated with evergreen leaves and holly berries.
- Paun au chocolat: It is a flaky French style croissant roll that is made of yeast and is filled with delicious French chocolate. This special chocolate treat is also very famous in the south-west of France. These delicacies are perfect to have alongside a cup of coffee for a weekend breakfast or brunch.
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