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French Recipes Side Dish Vegetarian

Ratatouille

The late summer harvest is the best time to make Ratatouille. This classic French stew is best when made with fresh tomatoes, zucchinis, eggplant, bell peppers and onions. It’ pretty versatile too. Serve as a vegetarian main dish, side dish, warm or cold with bread or toast at breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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French Main Course Recipes Seafood

Salmon with Pernod

Salmon fillet baked with sweet pepper and a buttery glaze of anise and Pernod. Shopping for your ingredients à la française One of the best ways to experience French culture is by shopping at the outdoor markets and specialty shops found throughout France. The vibrant colours and aromas are sure to please the senses. Listening…

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Fusion Main Course Recipes Seafood

French-Thai Fusion Garlic Shrimp

East meets west with this mouth-watering fusion shrimp dish. The chilli paste used in Thai, Indonesian and Vietnamese cuisine, known as Sambal Oelek, works wonderfully to evenly spice the shrimp in the marinade. The flavours are well balanced with the garlic, basil and wine glaze, in the classic French style.

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French Main Course Recipes

Beef Bourguignon Simplified

The classic “Beouf Bourguignon” was popularized outside of France in the 1960s by Julia Child in her best selling cookbook,  Mastering the Art of French Cooking.  It was re-discovered by Gen-Xers through the film Julie & Julia,  where  Julie, a young food blogger, attempts to perfect Child’s exacting recipe.  Forget searching all over town for pearl…

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Canadian Recipes Soup

French Canadian Pea Soup

What has been handed down from the first settlers of a land called New France, traditional soupe aux pois and the commercially popular Habitant Pea Soup, is today considered comfort food in most of Canada. This hearty soup dates back to a time when French Canadian settlers made do with basic supplies brought in by ship from…

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French Main Course Recipes

Chicken Cordon Bleu

The term “cordon bleu” or blue ribbon (in English) is synonymous with a top merit in French cuisine. There is also a prestigious international school, Le Cordon Bleu, whose alumni include some of the world’s top chefs. I was recently at a banquet and was served Chicken Cordon Bleu. We were served a processed, frozen, deep…

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Dessert French Recipes

French Apple Pie

Apples, raisins, cherries and cinnamon are baked into this crumbly crust pie.