F&W’s Ultimate Guide To French Recipes

Here, classic French dishes and cutting-edge techniques from star chefs.

Best-Ever Cheese Soufflé (photo at right)

Favorite French Recipes

  • Chicken Dijon

    Melissa Clark likes using only drumsticks in this mustardy stew—thickened with tangy crème fraîche—so that all the meat cooks at the same rate.

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    Chicken Dijon French Recipe
  • Crêpes Suzette

    Jacques Pépin finds it easier to prepare this dessert largely in advance when entertaining. He flambés the liquor in front of his dinner guests and pours it over the platter of crêpes while still flaming.

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    Crêpes Suzette Recipe
  • Potatoes Lyonnaise with Lemon and Chile

    For April Bloomfield, these crisp potatoes and caramelized onions are “the ultimate home fry.” She perfected this version by adding chopped garlic, lemon juice and crushed red pepper.

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    Potatoes Lyonnaise with Lemon and Chile Recipe
  • Duck à l’Orange

    Jacques Pépin cooks the ducks until they’re well done, which results in the crispiest skin and best flavor.

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    Duck à l’Orange Recipe
Alain Ducasse: A Lesson in Modern French Cooking
Chef Recipes Made Easy

Modern French Cooking

F&W Senior Recipe Developer Grace Parisi translates food deity Alain Ducasse’s recipes for mortals.

Jacques Pepin's Best French Classics

Best French Classics

Classic French dishes from legendary chef Jacques Pépin, including a rich beef stew and a rustic yet elegant apple galette.