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Food and Drink

From hearty soups to stews to indulgent desserts, treat yourself this autumn with these traditional French recipes

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French recipes

France is famous for its food and drink but the local specialities vary considerably in each region, so we have made a list of the must-try regional specialities so you don’t miss out

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Apester poll/quiz

Always thought you were actually French? Take our quiz and find out just how French you really are!

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There are so many things we love about France and so many things we miss about the country when we aren’t there, and it turns out we aren’t the only ones! From fresh bread to quiet roads these are the things you miss most when not in France

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French culture

Make your own traditional French desserts with our recipes, including the classics tarte au citron, tarte tatin and fondant au chocolat...

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French recipes

From salads to seafood to fruit desserts, add a French twist to your summer cooking with these traditional French recipes

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French recipes

Plan your next trip to France with our guide to the 11 French wine regions

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French wine & vineyards

As you would expect the French take picnics very seriously. Find out what to pack in your hamper so you can enjoy a traditional French picnic too

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French food has a reputation for being rich and hearty, and that’s why we love it. But these classic dishes will let you indulge in French cuisine without counting the calories. Bon appétit!

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French recipes

Bouillabaisse recipe

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Savoy-trained chef Guy Wolley shares his recipe for this classic seafood stew that’s perfect for a summertime dinner party

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French recipes

World-renowned for its apples, famous for its seafood and acclaimed for its dairy products, Normandy is a food-lover’s heaven

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French Easter traditions

Monday, March 27, 2017

Planning to spend Easter in France? Then you should know that Easter eggs are delivered by flying bells and the chocolate displays in shop windows are works of art...

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Ratatouille recipe

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Packed with vegetables, ratatouille is the perfect French dish for summer. Try this recipe for a simple and delicious lunch or dinner

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French recipes

On 2 February the French celebrate La Chandeleur with a delicious crêpe and some odd traditions…

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French culture

Being vegetarian in France hasn’t always been easy. But with an increase in vegetarian and vegan restaurants, things are gradually starting to change, says Mark Sampson

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Recipe for gratin dauphinois

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

This rich side dish from south-east France combines potatoes, cream and a hint of garlic. Rosa Jackson shares a recipe for this classic French dish

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Boeuf bourguignon recipe

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A hearty dish for dinner, boeuf bourguignon is a traditional beef stew from Burgundy made with Charolais beef and Burgundy red wine. Make it yourself with this simple recipe

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French recipes

Families in France stay up late on Christmas Eve during le Réveillon, a sumptuous dinner with the best food and wine

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Christmas in France

There are so many different food and drink stalls at French Christmas markets it can be difficult to decide, so here is our pick of traditional French treats to try at your local marché de Noël

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Christmas in France

Recipe: Florentin biscuits

Friday, December 2, 2016

These chewy, luxurious biscuits are the perfect winter treat, says Rosa Jackson

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