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I'm a french woman at heart when it comes to food. I need my cheese, I need my salad and I need my glass of red with dinner!Meal times are sacred in France and are very much looked forward to during the day. Families gather together religiously and spend time chatting about their day. Here are some well-loved and simple french food recipes for the family.

Theserecipes below are easy to make and will satisfy the whole family.

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Bouillabaisse- a traditional Provencal fish stew 

Poulet Villeroy


(serves 6)

1kg Chicken 

50g butter

50g flour

500ml water

2 egg yolks





1. cut the chicken into large strips

2. mix together the water, flour and butter until it makes a thick white sauce

3. add the egg yolks to the mixture and stir

4. add salt and pepper

5. place the chicken into the mixture and then cover in breadcrumbs

6. place chicken directly into a heated deep fat fryer for 10 minutes or in the oven for 25 minutes at 190 degrees. 

7. Serve with mash potaotes and a green salad and/or green beans

Boeuf Bourguignon


(serves 6)

700 g beef/ steak 

100g bacon

50g butter

1 large onion

1 cup of button mushrooms

1 cup of peas

30g flour

300ml red wine(optional)

300ml beef stock

1 bouquet garni ( a mixture of dried herbs will also do)


1. cut the beef and bacon into chunks

2. in a large heated skillet or pan melt the butter and add the onion and bacon

3. fry for 5 minutes and remove from pan

4. Now add the beef until browned and then gently sprinkle the flour in

5. fry for 2 minutes and then slowly add the beef stock

6. add the bacon, onion, salt, pepper, red wine and bouquet garni. cover and  simmer on a low heat for 2 hours 30 minutes 

7. 30 minutes before the end of cooking, season and add the mushrooms and peas

8. serve with steamed baby potatoes or noodles

Below are two great books on French cooking available on Amazon that I would highly recommend. Quirky, easy and fun to make recipes with a french twist. You can just feel the buzz of the Parisian streets and the sublime aromas wafting for the sidewalk cafes!

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