This delicious savory puff pastry called a "tarte soleil" makes for a lovely French appetizer that can be served as finger food on any occasion.
French Appetizers and Starters
Get recipes for classic hors d’oeuvres, starters and appetizers from France, that are easy to make.
Get the easy recipe for périgord salad from the Dordogne-Nouvelle Aquitaine region of France. With duck or chicken gizzard and a balsamic vinaigrette.
Get the recipe for tomato tartare, an easy French starter that takes only 15 minutes to make. With accompaniments, drink suggestions, and more.
Find out how to eat pâté de campagne and pâté en croute. From how it is served in France, the etiquette, the accompaniments, the wine, and more.
Find out how to eat foie gras, the French way. From how it is served in France, the etiquette, the accompaniments, the wine, and more.
Using chickpea flour, the classic panisse recipe can be baked or fried. Find out how to make this gluten-free french appetizer, accompaniments, drinks, and more.
An easy recipe for homemade gougères with cheese, the ultimate French appetizer that everyone will love. With accompaniments, drinks, and more.
A delicious starter, the recipe for Coquilles St Jacques en gratin (with scallops) is filled with cream and cheese. Get the recipe, with accompaniments and more.
A traditional French recipe from Lyon, quenelles are easy to prepare and serve as a starter or main dish. Covered in sauce, this delicious dish is one to love.
Fancy up those plain ol' carrots and prepare a French crudités platter that guests will love. Pick vegetables by season and see how to prepare the perfect veggie plate.
The salad nicoise a recipe that even French chefs can't agree on. Green beans and potatoes? Tuna or anchovies? And mayonnaise? We look at the main ingredients in a salad niçoise, and the accompaniments and drinks to serve with it.
Put together the perfect French picnic basket, wherever you are. With a printable list of ingredients and everything you need for that romantic picnic for two, or a lively picnic with family and friends.
There is a reason that the French delight in eating escargot. Find out how to eat this gastronomical wonder, the cutlery to use, the wine to pair it with, and more.
We put together our favorite easy starter recipes with that French Je ne sais quoi. Gradually building in flavors and tantalizing the tastebuds, these French starters will wow one and all.