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Essential French Recipes: 10 Classics to Master

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When you think of "French cooking," certain words come to mind, like rich, fancy and difficult. But French food can actually be the opposite of all these -- light, simple and easy. The cuisine isn't as complicated as it's made it out to be. For sure it's delicious and unforgettable, but it's never out of anyone's reach. You don't have to be a four-star French chef to attempt any of these recipes.

Our collection of essential French dishes shows you that with just 10 recipes in your back pocket, you are on your way to cooking French food effortlessly at home. Look for the classics like salade Nicoise, beef bourgignon, chicken Provencal and steak bearnaise. Add some French flair to your kitchen with any of these dishes.

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