Is there any such thing as easy French food? Of course!
French recipes are not all complicated. In fact most of the cooking that goes on day-to-day in a typical
kitchen in France is quite simple. There are no special techniques for you to master to produce mouth watering
appetizers, satisfying main courses, or luscious desserts.
Easier Than You Think
French food isn't just escargot, crepes, foie gras and coq au vin. With the easy recipes, techniques and pictures you find here, you can learn to eat like they do in France by:
Learning some of the names and history behind the food
Aiming for balance in your overall meal plan
And most importantly sitting down to eat with good company and a joyful attitude, a very important aspect
of food culture in France.
On Easy French Food you will find a large selection of easy recipes that emphasize quality, healthy ingredients.
Some people love the fussiness of haute cuisine, but maybe you don't have the time or inclination to use
five pots to prepare one sauce.
Get all of the oo-la-la without all of the mess and save yourself a few calories along the way.
In the process of making these French recipes easy for you, I've eliminated some of the fat that
just isn't needed (half a pound of butter to cook one chicken is surely a bit overboard). I can't promise
you that it is all fat free - it just wouldn't be French cooking if it was.
However, good French cooking definitely emphasizes healthy eating.
An unexpected plus of adapting French food to your busy lifestyle is that it may help you stay slender! It is remarkable that in France the majority of people do not have problems with their weight. How do they do that?
The secret I believe is that they ENJOY their food. Why not you?
Get started cooking with these classic sauces, such as beurre blanc, bearnaise, hollandaise, soubise, rémoulade, and aioli might stand on their own or be part of a recipe. Dessert sauces are included too.
These seafood and fish dishes feature mussels, salmon, scallops and more. You will find them used to make gratins, papillotes, and chowders, as well as in simpler preparations: poached, baked and fried.
Learn the basic preparations that go into making a variety of pastries, including choux, pâte brisée, and pastry cream. Some of these may be a little harder, but I have tried to give detailed instructions.
There are many fine cookware manufacturers in France and their equipment is, of course, good for all styles of cooking. There are also some special items that most kitchens in France would not be without.