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Celebrate the French Way – 3 Simple Classics

Fresh ingredients, bold flavors, simple presentations and fabulous company. That's what memorable holiday meals are made of.

Let Ile de France supply the flavors. And look to the world of French cuisine for easy ways to showcase fresh ingredients in simple, stylish ways. These three classic French dishes will keep your holiday tables chic and delicious. We'll leave the company to you - Bon appétit and happy holidays!

Verrines are a trendy appetizer that quickly became an instant classic in France. Perfect for holiday entertaining, verrines' showcase vibrant colors in a fun serving style. To partake in this simple delight, use small clear glasses layered with complimentary ingredients. They're meant to be singe serving, portable treats – so line them up and let your guests pick. Try our exclusive verrine recipes and get the party started right this year.

Soufflés are a staple of French cooking that's heartier and more at home at a formal table than a free flowing party. If you're looking to sit down and really feast, souffé is a tremendous addition to the menu. They're easier to make than you probably think, too. Our simple souffle cooking tips and delicious Goat Cheese Soufflé recipe are just the places to start.

Crêpes are versatile and delicious. Perfect for brunch, dessert appetizers and more, Crepes can be made to perfectly accommodate any occasion. For some easy inspiration, check out our crepe video recipe. Filmed at Madeleine's Petit Paris in New Jersey, it shows just how to make a French classic - crepes with Brie and Caramelized Onions! A simple way to make an authentic gourmet French appetizer that's sure to satisfy all winter long!

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written by patricia cass, September 27, 2015
what's a varrine. i'm looking for single bite snacks which can hold for a couple of hours

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