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Top 10 french food

French cuisine is one of the best in the world and has even been listed as an intangible cultural heritage of humanity. Do you like French gastronomy? Discover with the top 10 best French dishes.

1. Tartiflette

Tartiflette is made of potatoes, bacon, reblochon cheese and onion and is usually accompanied by a good green salad. Tartiflette is a French culinary specialty from Savoie. A simple but delicious meal that can be enjoyed at any time of the year, in winter – in the evening after a good day of skiing – as well as in summer.

2. Pot au feu

To make this dish, all you need are vegetables and a little meat. Put all these ingredients in a large pot, fill it with water and cook it on a low flame. Bon appétit to all lovers of traditional French cuisine.

3. Coq au Vin

Coq au vin is a traditional dish of French cuisine. To prepare this dish, you need a rooster cut into pieces cooked in good wine (usually red, but Riesling can also do the trick) and accompanied by onions, carrots, a bouquet garni and mushrooms. Enjoy your meal.

4. Gratin dauphinois

To prepare this speciality of the Dauphiné, you will only need potatoes, fresh cream and possibly some fresh chives. This dish fits perfectly into the traditional French cuisine and can be eaten as a main course or as a side dish.

5. Crêpe

Pancakes are the Breton specialty par excellence. Accompanied by a good bowl of cider, they can be eaten with salt (buckwheat pancake) or with sugar for dessert. The crêpe is a symbol of French cuisine and is very popular with foreign tourists.

6. Quiche lorraine

The quiche is – with bergamots, madeleines and mirabelle plums – one of the most delicious culinary specialties in Lorraine. Covered with bacon and migaine, this savory tart is ideally eaten as a starter. This traditional French specialty is eaten with a good green salad or endives.

7. Steak tartare

Steak tartare is one of the most popular French specialties among meat lovers. It must be said that this dish offers two enormous advantages. On the one hand, it’s delicious. On the other hand, this dish is easy to cook: all you need is a good quality fresh ground steak (ask your butcher for one), capers, a raw egg and condiments. Raw meat has become a part of French cuisine, even if it does not appeal to everyone. Today, steak tartare can be prepared in a thousand ways to become a must in French gastronomy.

8. Cassoulet

Although this French specialty originated in the Languedoc region of France, this traditional French dish is often associated with the city of Toulouse. Cassoulet is a delicious but caloric dish – it is made of white beans, duck confit and sausage. It is the perfect dish to eat in winter.

9. Bœuf bourguignon

Beef bourguignon is one of the most traditional (and delicious) dishes in French gastronomy. To prepare this dish, you simply cook beef over a low flame in Burgundy wine. Accompany the meat with fresh garnishes (mushrooms, steamed potatoes, carrots…) and you are sure to have a good meal. To talk about French specialties and traditional cuisine without mentioning beef bourguignon is simply impossible. A little tip for even more taste, add a little smoked bacon to this dish.

10. Huîtres

Mainly cultivated in the Marennes-Oléron basin, oysters are one of the most popular dishes during the end of year celebrations. What would be French gastronomy without our famous seafood?

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Some phrases to speak like a french native

1) Tu fais quoi ?

 Meaning “What are you doing ?”

Tu fais quoi you can also say “Que fais-tu?“, “tu fais quoi maintenant?” “qu’est ce que tu es entrain de faire

But “Qu’est ce que tu es entrain de faire” can have meaning like : Omg you are doing something wrong like a little angry voice “Qu’est ce que tu es entrain de faire” it’s also same “Tu fais quoi???”

Only recommended that you use to family or close friends.

2) Tu t’en sors ?

Meaning = “Doing okay there?” or “Is it Ok

You are doing something, maybe you need time to find the solution then your friend will ask you “Tu t’en sors” = “Are you ok?” or “Everything is ok ?”

then after that you can suggest your help , so you can say : “As tu besoin de mon aide ? ” = “do you need my help ?

Can use this sentence : with your friends, family, and also your coworkers

3) N’importe quoi

N’importe quoi = “anything” or “nonsense

Example :

  • Tu dis vraiment n’importe quoi – You are really talking crap
  • les poulets peuvent voler – chickens can fly = no sense

Can use this sentence : with your friends, family, and also your coworkers

4) Revenons à nos moutons !

This is an expression to use after the conversation to back to the original topic
In English it means “let’s get back to our sheep!” = “Let’s get back to the point!”

5) J’ai le cafard…

Meaning “I’m feeling a little down” or “I’m feeling blue

It literally means, “I have the cockroach” but to use the verb phrase avoir le cafard simply means to be depressed or to feel down. You can also say Ça me donne le cafard, which means “that depresses me.”

6)  Ça te changera les idées…

meaning : “It’ll take your mind off thing

example :

ne sois pas triste, sors un peu !ç a te changera les idées ! = don’t be sad, go out ! It’ll take your mind off things

7) Bref.

Bref = To summarize something or to give one’s final impression of something

example :

tu dis n’importe , bref = no sense, stop it

8) Tiens-moi au courant!

meaning : “Keep me up to date!”