Imagine the cobbled streets of Paris, the lavender fields of Provence, and the vine-laden landscapes of Bordeaux. Searing heat, the unmistakable sizzle, and a wicked aroma that leaves no obscurity to one's senses - that's the portrait of French cuisine, doesn't it? Well, there's a lot more simmering and a lot less searing than you'd picture in authentic French culinary practice.
Welcome to France, a country with a culinary history that reads like an epic saga. We've journeyed through this rich landscape to bring you 43 simmering delights. More often than not, a simple simmer is all it takes to bring out the robust flavors that French cuisine is renowned for.
In this compilation, you will find recipes for dishes from rustic coq au vin to luxurious bouillabaisse, from Normandy's signature moules marinière to the Alpine comfort of a robust raclette. There's simplicity in the simmer; an invitation to slow down, to infuse patience into your cooking, and let the flavors meld and harmonize in their own sweet time.
As you delve into these recipes, remember, here we're not just talking about cooking. It's about recreating and living a slice of French pastoral life. So, strap yourselves in for a simmering sojourn in French gastronomy. Bon Appétit, my friend!
This Beef Daube, or French-style beef stew, is an elegant yet familiar dish that is oh so delicious! Make it quickly and easily in your Instant Pot!
Be sure to pick through your lentils, and discard any pebbles or damaged ones. I like using French lentils because they retain their shape, and have a heartier flavor than green and red lentils. Stirring in a little red wine vinaigrette at the end pulls all the flavors together, and adds a layer of ...
This creamy and thick vegan Lentil Cheese Soup is flavored brilliantly with vegan Parmesan cheese and is a perfect on the go meal on busy days. It can be made ahead of time in a big batch for later use.
Beef consomme is a clarified version of brown beef stock, its color is clear, its flavor is intense and it is fat-free. Serve it in cups as a starter for a gourmet dinner. To make it more festive, I like to garnish it with small fried meatballs and risotto bites.
Try this fragrant potato and rice dish that is lightly spiced with cumin and turmeric. Get it done in just 30 minutes with everyday pantry staples. These fluffy seasoned rice with creamy potatoes are vegan and gluten-free.
This Creamy Mushroom Vegetable Rice Soup is cozy, hearty, and full of good-for-you ingredients. Easy to make in one pot, totally dairy-free, gluten free, and vegan, this flavorful soup will be a welcomed dinner any night of the week.
Crockpot chicken Francese is a an incredible meal that can be cooked in the slow cooker in just 3 hours! Gently brown it on the stove first and than finish in the pot with all the juices! Perfect meal for a family dinner or lunch. Just add some white rice, roasted potatoes or a green salad and enjoy...