Western European Cuisine Guides

Curious about the cuisines of Western Europe? Read our guides and essays to deepen your knowledge of Western European food history, cooking techniques, ingredients, and more.
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Sunday Brunch: Kaiserschmarrn Recipe
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Sunday Brunch: Palatschinken Recipe
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Pork Schnitzel (Breaded and Fried Pork Cutlet) Recipe
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How to Make Real Deal Classic Austrian Apple Strudel
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Herb Spätzle with Speck and Peas Recipe
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Peach Walnut Strudel Recipe
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Homebrewing: Belgian Tripel
Homemade Biscoff, or speculoos cookies, on a small plate.
Homemade Biscoff (Belgian Speculoos Cookies) Recipe
A jar of homemade Biscoff or speculoos cookie butter.
Speculoos (Homemade Biscoff Cookie Spread) Recipe
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How to Brew Your Own Belgian Dark Strong Ale
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How to Brew Your Own Belgian Dubbel
St. Benedict Belgian Dark Strong Ale (for Advanced Homebrewers) Recipe
Parting Glass Belgian Dubbel (For Intermediate Brewers) Recipe
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12 Must-Try Farmhouse Ales
A glass of Belgian Tripel beer.
Belgian Tripel (For Beginning Homebrewers) Recipe
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My Favorite Summer Drink: Pernod
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How to Make a Roux and Use It Right
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Introduction to French Macarons
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Eggs en Cocotte: An Easy (But Often Forgotten) Egg Breakfast
French charcuterie board
Charcuterie 101: Essential French Cured Meats and More
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Cookbook Love Letter: Anne Willan's La Varenne Pratique
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Eat This Cheese: Délice de Bourgogne
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Tiny Ovens, Hidden Cranberries: How to Survive Thanksgiving in Paris
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The Serious Eats Guide to Cru Beaujolais
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Snapshots from the South of France: Bouillabaisse and Rouille
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Quatre Épices Glazed Carrots Recipe
Fried Gnocchi
How to Make Parisian Gnocchi | The Food Lab
Le Châtelain Camembert
9 Awesome French Cheeses Everyone Should Know
Overhead view of a slice of Flan Pâtissier
Flan Pâtissier (French Custard Tart)
Overhead view of financiers
Financiers (French Mini Almond Cakes)
Sole Meuniere on a dark green plate on a marbled countertop
Sole Meunière Recipe
Duchess potatoes served in a dish.
Pommes Duchesse (Duchess Potatoes)
finished lyonnaise potatoes
Lyonnaise Potatoes
Closeup of a serving platter of fondant potatoes with a ramekin of flaky sea salt on the side.
Pommes de Terre Fondantes (Fondant Potatoes)
A golden brown potato pancake sits on a plate. It is round, thick, and is made up of clearly defined potato strands.
Pommes Darphin (French Potato Pancake) Recipe
A cast iron skillet full to the brim with melted and browned soft-rind cheese.
Tartiflette
A trio of profiteroles being doused in chocolate sauce
Profiteroles
Overhead view of a sliced gateau basque cake with a hand reaching in for a slice
Gâteau Basque
A large savory cheese souffle with someone holding a spoon of souffle above the casserole.
Savory Cheese Soufflé Recipe
French cassoulet served out of a Dutch oven and onto a plate.
Traditional French Cassoulet
Two quarter-folded filled crepes garnished with chopped herbs on a plate
Basic Crepe Batter Recipe
A plate of steak au poivre with french fries.
Classic Steak au Poivre Recipe
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Classic Mornay Sauce (Cheesy White Sauce) Recipe
Hollandaise sauce served with asparagus
Quick Immersion Blender Hollandaise Recipe
A classic French omelette on an elegant white plate.
Classic French Omelette Recipe
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Re-Introducing Soubise: The Classic Three Ingredient Onion Sauce That Deserves a Comeback
Spoon pulling out a bite of cheese-topped French onion soup from red bowl.
French Onion Soup (Soupe à l'Oignon Gratinée) Recipe
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How to Make Classic Duck Confit (and Give It a Koji Twist)
Duck à l'Orange
Duck à l'Orange Recipe
Overhead of a richly-golden French onion soup tarte tatin
French Onion Soup Tarte Tatin Recipe
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Black Olive Tapenade With Garlic, Capers, and Anchovies Recipe
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French Omelette With Cheese Recipe
A small dish of cooked basic French green lentils.
Basic French Lentils Recipe | Cook the Book
A spoonful of stretchy and richy pommes aligot
Pommes Aligot (Cheesy Mashed Potatoes) Recipe
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Classic Pot-au-Feu (French Boiled Beef and Vegetables) Recipe
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French in a Flash: Creamed Leeks Recipe
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The Soufflé Omelette: Light, Fluffy, and Fun to Eat
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French-Style Brown Butter New Potatoes Recipe