French is a romance language spoken as the official language of countries in 4 of the seven continents: Europe, Asia, Africa, North America and islands of the Caribbean. Over 100 million people speak French and in 2014 it overtook Spanish as the world’s fastest growing language.

The foods and cultures are extremely different, even though the French root words are the same. Multiple dialects and pronunciations make the language exciting to learn. Everything from Quebec poutine to Senegalese thiebou dieune and France’s crêpes are simple demonstrations of the breadth of cultures you can explore once you begin to dig into the French language.

Salade Niçoise

Words that make the tummy growl…fresh, crunchy, summertime. This is a classic salad you know, but now you know how to make the real McCoy!

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Gratin Dauphinois

Scalloped potatoes, but way better than what you’ve eaten before. These are the legit version from the late 1700’s and from the Dauphiné region in France.

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Soupe a l’Oignon

French Onion Soup is simple to make and the melted cheese on the toasted bread smothered in the onion broth is delicious for a cozy, comforting meal.

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A delicious vegetable medley made famous by the French. The sauce so good you’ll want a porous loaf of bread to soak it up!

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You can go all Bubba Gump with the versatility of the crepe. Add whatever you like to fill them. But it is the flipping that makes this recipe so fun!

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Boeuf Bourguignon

The best after a long week of hard work! It’s a great set it up and leave it recipe, too. Perfect when you have other things to do around the house.

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