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Articles on French

What Is the Difference Between Crepes and Pancakes? 02:54
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What Is the Difference Between Crepes and Pancakes?

They both usually start as flour-based batters enriched with milk and eggs that's poured onto a skillet...

9 Savory Pancakes from Around the World: See How They Stack Up
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9 Savory Pancakes from Around the World: See How They Stack Up

Pancakes and crêpes are a universal symbol of deliciousness: Just about every culture around the world...

New Orleans' Food Scene Is Rich with Surprising History
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New Orleans' Food Scene Is Rich with Surprising History

New Orleans turned 300 last year, and the storied city that didn’t take Hurricane Katrina sitting...

The History of King Cake for Mardi Gras 02:38
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The History of King Cake for Mardi Gras

The intersection between the secular and the religious is a fair starting block for any exploration...

Your Classic Cocktails Deserve a Chartreuse Upgrade 03:56
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Your Classic Cocktails Deserve a Chartreuse Upgrade

Here’s a little secret from a bartender: All those thrilling new cocktails you love at your favorite...

What Is the Difference Between Pots de Crème and Pudding? 02:14
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What Is the Difference Between Pots de Crème and Pudding?

Valentine’s Day is coming up and surprising your partner with a decadent, sweet treat is worth all...

Everything You Need to Know About Ganache 01:02
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Everything You Need to Know About Ganache

Lately it seems like everyone is searching for that no-fail two-ingredient dessert hack. But let’s...

What's the Difference Between a Macaron and a Macaroon? 01:23
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What's the Difference Between a Macaron and a Macaroon?

In one heavenly confection, a crispy almond meringue shell with a chewy interior yields to a lush...

What Is the Difference between Mousse and Pudding? 02:14
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What Is the Difference between Mousse and Pudding?

Although mousse and pudding are both delightful endings to any meal, they are not to be confused...

Videos on French

French Recipes

Financiers 252 Saves

Financiers

A French cake that's more forgiving than madeleines and versatile to boot.

Easy Chocolate Ganache 241 Saves

Easy Chocolate Ganache

In chocolate ganache recipes, the proportions of chocolate to cream vary depending on whether it will...

Grand Aioli with Roasted Salmon

Grand Aioli with Roasted Salmon

If you're looking for a simple yet elegant summer meal for a crowd, this French-inspired Roasted Salmon...

Sautéed Calamari with Parsley and Garlic 137 Saves

Sautéed Calamari with Parsley and Garlic

Calamari ditches its deep-fried coating in this delicious, quick sauté.

Pork Chops with Apples and Mustard Sauce 14 Saves

Pork Chops with Apples and Mustard Sauce

Pork and apples are a classic combo, and are even better when joined by bacon, cream, white wine...

Thomas Keller's Skirt Steak with Caramelized Shallots and Red Wine Jus 4 Saves

Thomas Keller's Skirt Steak with Caramelized Shallots and Red Wine Jus

Thomas Keller's Skirt Steak with Caramelized Shallots and Red Wine Jus combines the meaty depth of...