Try your hand at classic dishes—cassoulet, coq au vin, pot-au-feu, and a true French omelette—or not-so-traditional recipes inspired by French ingredients and methods.
Creamy and rich layers of potato and cheese.
Crème fraîche is easy to make at home.
This savory cheese soufflé is easy to make and practically foolproof—we promise, it will rise to lofty and flavorful heights.
The very best classic steak sauce you can make at home.
A simple crepe batter that'll allow you to whip up French crepes for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
A 15-minute French classic made with fresh, inexpensive ingredients.
Divide the pepper, then conquer this recipe.
Beating the egg whites leads to lofty results.
Our foolproof technique for a smooth, tender exterior and a soft, custardy interior.
The ultimate creamy-in-the-middle, crispy-on-top casserole.
A better vegetarian answer to the turducken.
Slow-cooked, silky traditional duck confit
Bag the duck and skip the buckets of fat.
The classic French stew, with tender beef and a deep, rich flavor.
The marriage of Béarnaise and tomato purée.
The sauce for this duck à l'orange recipe is designed to walk the tightrope of flavor, perfectly suited to cutting through the richness of the roasted duck.
An opulent feast of meats and braised sauerkraut.
The fish stew to rule all fish stews.
This classic method is simply the best.
A rich and silky buttercream made from whipped egg yolks, rather than meringue.
Fancy isn't always French, but French can be pretty fancy.
Soufflés have a reputation for being difficult. They're anything but.
For easy entertaining, bring the raw bar home.
A guide to pâté, terrine, boudin, and other basics of the charcuterie board.
Go from zero to dinner in 15 minutes. @thefoodlab shows how to cook mussels right.
How a chef, and her cookbook, transformed a 20-year-old's world.
A simple dish with a twisted history.