French recipes are quite simple and less complicated. This cuisine relies on top quality fresh ingredients. Due to climatic variations in France, this cuisine has great varieties to offer. Vegetables and fruits are highly used in form of salads and fruit dishes. The main fruits and vegetables used in this cuisine are zucchini, turnip, eggplant, leek, shallot, peaches, apricots, apples, pears, plums, berries and mushrooms. Meat of veal, pigeon, turkey, duck, goose, beef, rabbit, lamb, snail, horse and especially Bresse (breed of chicken originated in Bresse region of France) are highly consumed. From artificial fresh water ponds, fishes like pike, carp, tench, bream and eel are widely used. Cheese is a major part of French cuisine. It is considered so special that it is served in a special course of meal called “cheese course”.
Steaming is the major method used in making French recipes. Rapeseed oil and nut oils are used for cooking. Herbs and seasonings are also used in almost every dish. This cuisine has a lot of desserts to offer. See below the interesting French recipes which will give you a pure sensation of France.