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French word index


Acidulé = sharp, sour, tart

Agrume = citrus fruit or tree

à l’ancienne = old fashioned style

amande = almond

Ananas = pineapple

Anis = aniseed

Araignée = spider (or spider crab)

Aubergine = eggplant

Basquaise = from the Basque country

Betterave = beetroot

Beurre à l’ail = garlic butter

Bouillon = stock

Boulette = meatball

Champignon = mushroom

Châtaigne = chestnut

Chaud = hot

Chèvre = goat, goat’s cheese

chocolat = chocolate

Clafoutis = batter pudding

Cœur = heart

Concentré = concentrate(d)

Concombre = cucumber

Coquille St Jacques = scallop

Coriandre = coriander, cilantro

Courge = squash

Crevette = shrimp, prawn

Croustillant = crispy

Déglacer = to make a sauce with pan scrapings

demi-sel = salted (butter or cream cheese)

Economies = savings

Epice = spice

Fenouil = fennel

Flageolet = lima bean

Four = oven

Fraise = strawberry

Framboise = raspberry

Frit = fried

Fruits de mer = seafood

Galette = flat cake or tart

Gascon = from Gascony

Gâteau = cake

grenouille = frog

Hiver = winter

jus = juice

lait = milk

Laitue = lettuce

Lardon = small piece of bacon

Lentilles = lentils

Mâche = lamb’s lettuce

Magret = duck breast

Menthe = mint

miel = honey

morue = salt cod

Mouillettes = soldiers

moule (m.)= mold

moutarde = mustard

Noisette = hazelnut

Noix = walnut

Œuf = egg

Paillasson= doormat (pommes paillasson= crispy potatoes)

Pain = bread

Parmentier = parmentier (potato)

Patate douce = sweet potato

Pâtes = pasta

pêche = peach

perdu = lost

petit pois = garden pea

pignon = pine nut

Poêler = to fry, to sear

Poireau = leek

Pois cassés = split peas

Poivron = bell pepper

Pomme = apple

potage = thick soup

Poulet = chicken

printanier = springlike, Spring seasonal

Rouge = red

Sandwich = sandwich

Sarrasin = buckwheat

Saumon = salmon

soufflé = soufflé, puffed up

Souvenir = memory

Tatin = Tatin

Tuile = tile

Vapeur = steam

Veau = veal, calf

Vin = wine

Vœux = wishes

2 responses »

  1. Nikki Moranville

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