International French Recipes
Updated: Oct 9, 2020
Like many people, I've been spending my quarantine cooking and baking. I've always loved to cook but having this extra downtime has let me experiment with new recipes and try new flavours and spices. Here's a list of some of my favourite recipes from french speaking countries (or areas of countries). Food can make a great conversation starter so maybe consider cooking something from your Cognates partner's home country and chat with them about it!
1) Moroccan Chicken - Morocco
Moroccan chicken is a stewed or braised chicken with lovely flavours from Moroccan spices (cinnamon, sweet paprika, ginger, turmeric, cloves, allspice, cardamom, mace, nutmeg, and a touch of cayenne), along with aromatics, fresh lemons, and green olives.
2) Quebec Tourtiere - Canada
As a Canadian, I've eaten my fair share of tourtiere. For many such as myself, tourtiere is traditionally eaten at Christmas even given as a gift to family and loved ones. Tourtiere is a meat pie filled with pork, onions and cloves encased in a flaky pie crust. Many serve the pie with a side of relish, chutney or tomato sauce (I love to serve it with a sweet-spicey chutney)
3) Creole Jambalaya - United States of America (USA)
Creole Jambalaya is a stewed rice dish made with sausage, shrimp, tomatoes, veggies and more. The warm spices and smokey flavours make this the perfect meal for a colder day. Wonderful served with cornbread.
4) French Onion Soup - France
Onion soups have been popular at least as far back as Roman times however the modern version of this soup originates in Paris, France in the 18th century. It's made from a beef broth stewed with caramelized onions and topped with toasted baguette and melted cheese.