13 French Foods You Should Know About That Aren’t a Croissant

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French food: the impossibly rich cuisine that seems to make you chic just by eating it. Or at least that’s what we imagine. Although we like to think we know all about French cuisine thanks to some mid-century expats, I had an inkling that there was more to it than escargot and crepes. So I asked my Parisian partner what some classic dishes were that Americans were likely to never have tried. After he presented me with an extensive list, I narrowed it down to these 13 recipes that are emblematic of a country with a rich and delicious gastronomy, most of which is based off a love of fresh ingredients. Click through for a taste, and bon appétit!


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