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French Style: Omelette with Herbs Recipe (Omelette aux Fines Herbes)

Omelettes are often served as a starter or supper dish in France and fines herbes combined with tangy, delicately soured cream make a simple but...

Sauteed Wild Mushrooms Recipe (Champignons Sauvages a la Bordelaise)

This is a quick dish to prepare and makes an ideal accompaniment to all kinds of roast and grilled meats. Use any combination of wild...

French Food: Celeriac Purée Recipe (Purée de Céleri-rave)

Many chefs add potato to celeriac purée, but this recipe highlights the pure flavour of the vegetable. If you have any leftovers, thin with stock...

French Cuisine: Oven-braised Chicory Recipe (Endives Braisées au Four)

Chicory is often used raw in salads, yet it is delicious cooked, too. Slow-braising accentuates its unique flavour, giving it a rich, slightly bitter-sweet taste...

Poached Eggs with Spinach Recipe (Oeufs Pochés à la Florentine)

This classic recipe may be served as a starter, but is also excellent for a light lunch or brunch. SERVES: 4PREP TIME: 20 minCOOK TIME: 30...

French Style: Cauliflower Cheese Recipe (Choufleur au Gratin)

A vegetable gratin is a classic supper dish in French homes. It also makes a great accompaniment to plain roast meat or chicken. If you...

French Cuisine: Broccoli Timbales Recipe (Timbales de Brocoli)

This elegant but easy to make dish can be made with almost any pureed vegetable, such as carrot or celeriac. To avoid last-minute fuss, make...

Baked Tomatoes With Garlic Recipe (Tomatoes à la Provençale)

These tomatoes, epitomizing the flavour of Provence, are perfect with roast meat or poultry. You can prepare them a few hours ahead, then cook them...

Courgette and tomato bake Recipe (Tian Provençal)

This dish has been made for centuries in Provence and it gets its name from the shallow casserole, tian, in which it is traditionally cooked....

Provençal Vegetable Stew Recipe (Ratatouille)

This classic combination of the vegetables that grow abundantly in the south of France is infinitely flexible. Use the recipe as a guide for making...