Gastronomy is a major part of French culture. Cooking French recipes brings you a little closer to France and its typical dishes. Set yourself a challenge by eating delicious meals and learning French at the same time thanks to our selection of 5 French chefs. Learning French has never been so pleasant.
Cook with chef Cyril Lignac
Cyril Lignac is one of the favorite chefs of French people. He is very popular in France, mostly thanks to Le Meilleur Pâtissier, a French TV show (as The Great Canadian Baking show) which he hosts with Mercotte. Cyril Lignac regularly offers recipes on his Facebook page or in his stories on Instagram. What we wouldn’t do for eating his veal cooked with mustard cream, green asparagus and mushrooms! If you prefer sweeter recipes, go for his fondant brownie, trust us!
Cook with pastry chef Philippe Conticini
Every Wednesday at 3 p.m. in France (9 a.m. in Toronto - Canada), cook in live with French chef Philippe Conticini, on his Facebook page and on his Instagram account. Known for his gourmet interpretation of Paris-Brest, Philippe Conticini treats you with his many recipes, generally sweet. If you are in a hurry and want a quick and delicious snack, we recommend his recipe of cinnamon banana “croques” (sandwich).
If you are visiting Paris, you can taste the amazing and delicious desserts of Philippe Conticini at 37 Rue de Varenne, Paris 7, at 42 Rue de l'Annonciation, Paris 16 and at La Pâtisserie des Rêves, 19 Rue Poncelet, Paris 17.
Bake with chef Nina Métayer
Do you want to make your own bread, brioche or croissant? Thanks to chef Nina Métayer, it's possible! The pastry chef recently launched her Youtube channel where she explains step by step how to make croissants. Thanks to that, you will be transported directly to French bakeries. We also love her tatin tatin recipe, a typically French caramelized apple pie baked upside down.
Family cooking with chef Christophe Michalak
Christophe Michalak, world pastry champion in 2005, is a renowned pastry chef. Through his Facebook page, his Instagram account, his Youtube channel and his website, Christophe Michalak shares many sweet recipes with you. We love his family-friendly recipes such as super chocolate cookies or delicious rice pudding. Make them with your children, they will be delighted to participate in the preparation of their snack… in French!
Follow the mentor program’s recipes from Chef Philippe Etchebest
Jury for the TV show Top Chef and presenter of Cauchemar en Cuisine (as Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmares), Philippe Etchebest has gained notoriety as a chef in France. With his famous character and his love for his hometown Bordeaux, Philippe Etchebest takes you into his kitchen on his Youtube channel. Thanks to its mentor program, it distills you free delicious recipes to reproduce at home. We love his cordon bleu recipe and his spreads recipe to put on delicious French crepes, which bring us straight back to childhood.
A word of advice: do not confuse the Celsius and Fahrenheit degrees!