Dreaming of French food? You don’t have to go abroad to experience an authentic French onion soup, with our simple recipe videos and time plan, it couldn’t be easier to make your favourite French dishes from your own home. Time a 3-course meal to perfection using our time plan and use our cook along videos to guide you step-by-step through the recipes.
What makes French food so good
French cuisine is world renowned for being one of the tastiest, with French food being at the heart of the French culture. French cooking techniques have developed over the centuries, shaping classic culinary skills that are now taught to chefs worldwide.
Learn how to make French food
We have put together a classic French menu that you can make at home, following our videos and time plan, it couldn’t be easier.
Whether you follow the full time plan to make a delicious 3-course meal, or just make one of these classic recipes, you’ll be surprised at how you can turn a few simple ingredients into a tasty dish that will impress guests, and become a family favourite.
French Onion Soup – No French menu would be complete without this dish. Learn how to chop onions efficiently and recreate this classic.
Chicken Chasseur & Haricots Verts - A classic French chicken stew, made with a tomatoey sauce, bacon lardons, mushrooms and plenty of herbs. Learn how to make create the flavours of this iconic dish and serve with a simple side dish of green beans and shallots.
Potato Dauphinoise – The perfect side dish for a celebration meal, this rich dish combines cream and potatoes. Learn how to puree garlic to add extra flavour to this dish.
Tarte Tatin – This inverted dessert starts in a pan, caramelising apples, before topping with pastry and cooking in the oven. You will learn how to efficiently chop apples and make traditional French pastry.
Hands-on cookery classes from the Good Housekeeping Institute
If you’re looking for hands-on cookery classes, we offer a range of half-day and full-day cookery classes at the Good Housekeeping Institute Cookery School in central London.
If you are looking for more French inspiration, you can try our French Cuisine cookery class or learn how to master the notoriously tricky Macaroni in our failproof class, taught by the expert chef tutors at the Good Houskeeping Institute Cookery School.
You can view our full range of cookery classes here.
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