the term, is somewhat of a misnomer, because the word 'cuisine' is the
French word for
kitchen [not about food itself]. Americans however
generally think of 'French Cuisine' as being really
great French food. With that in mind, this section includes
several subjects that we cover in our 'Gourmet Food'
section including: basic cooking
methods, French ingredients, great traditional French
recipes, setting up a kitchen, and kitchen pantry, how to tips
on for the great Chefs techniques, Cooking Trips to
France, cooking with fresh herbs, English to French culinary words and phrases, and the
world of French cooking made easy.
French Classic Sauces are what
make-up Great French Food
If you're willing to take a little
time, and prepare these special French sauces, without
shortcuts, as they are meant to be prepared, you'll be
well rewarded. First start with good homemade
You will undoubtedly recognize some of these great
French sauces, but most of these great French sauces,
you're probably unaware of. None of them are
difficult to make, just follow the instructions and
you'll be amply rewarded, and your home cooked meals
will now become exceptional haut cuisine, with praises
to you duly noted! Enjoy the classic recipes and their offspring's for
Butter Sauces and more.
French Cooking Basics
- in this section you'll discover the basic cooking methods, with detailed information regarding the
procedure and the French phrase for that type of cooking
method. Although some
French cooking techniques can be quite
exacting, overall they are basic in procedure. However,
this does not mean that the French chef will brook any
type of shortcut or inferior products being used in
their 'pièce de résistance'. They shop daily for the
freshest meats, produce and herbs that play such a big
part of French cuisine. The 'Cooking
French Cooking Conversion
Tables and Measures
This section will help you
convert all the French recipes [in French] that you've
been wanting to try. Trying to cook a recipe that
isn't in your own language measure-ments, can be quite a
challenge. Especially if you've been assigned to a
foreign country, and would like to try local recipes,
but haven't a clue how to convert the measurements for a
recipe is now made easy. We've included all types of
measurements [dry and wet], metric conversions and
temperature conversions. View the 'Conversion
Chefs Secrets for French Butter Sauces and Compounds
The secret to really great
sauces is taking the time to make them, using only the
freshest ingredients available to you, and always
remember, that you only use unsalted butter in French
cooking. This is a must, and then add the salt
when the sauce or food is finished. This section
Classic French Sauces
Sauces made with
clarified butter, and the classic
The world of French cuisine, has some secret ingredients
that are finally weaving their way into American
household cooking. If you want to find out more,
we urge you to check out the classis
crèmes and the
Stocks for making
sauces, soups and stews and.....
Simply French Cooking is where
French cooking basics handed down by the Mères of France. The Mères
were famous women chefs that made names for themselves
in the world of French cooking. Anyone that loves
good food, and loves to cook, can prepare the majority of the well-known
French classic dishes. Discover the Mères of France, how the
became world renown for their basic and simple special
home cooked recipes. It's gourmet to you and me,
but in France this is the norm!
French Cooking at it's Best!
English to French
Culinary Words and Phrases
In this section
you'll find all the English to French words or phrases
that will assist you on your trip to a France.
We've tried to include everything literally from 'Soup
to Nuts' so to speak, whether you need to find an item
in a grocery store [super marché] or how to approach a
French person and ask them cordially, how to find a
hotel or metro, etc. and in French ask them if they
[parlez vous anglais] and "where is the...[Ou est le...]
whatever your looking for or need.
We have hundreds of helpful English to French culinary
terms, terms needed in the grocery store, pharmacy,
handy store, and cafe and restaurant to help you.
View the directory for our 'English
culinary words and phrases.
Easy French Most
View our collection of easy French recipes
for a great quick lunch or dinner, or turn them into an
elegant but simple dinner for friends and family
If you want to impress your family and
friends, with your culinary ability, try these easy,
free and healthy French Recettes [recipes]. The French
onion soup recipes produce soup comparable to that which
was served in the Halls of Paris. The recipes include
those for beer and cheese fondue and garlic soup.
Try them, you'll be surprised!
You can view the 'Most
Requested French Recipes'