French dishes to celebrate Bastille Day

chicken with mustard

Today marks 227 years since the storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789. France is celebrating Bastille Day this year with an extravagant military parade, fireworks, and other festivities. The holiday provides the perfect excuse (like we need any) to make delicious French food and celebrate liberté, égalité, and fraternité.

Indexed blog The Kitchn offers 17 easy French recipes to get us started, and The Daily Beast teams up with legendary Paris bartender Colin Field to show us how to drink like a Parisian on Bastille Day. Food Republic chimes in with their favorite 25 French recipes to celebrate the holiday.

The EYB Library is another great source for inspiration, no matter what type of French food you crave.  There are over 9,000 online French recipes at your fingertips, for anything from an elegant formal dinner to a casual picnic, including these Member favorites:

Chicken with mustard (Poulet à la moutarde) from My Paris Kitchen by David Lebovitz (pictured top)
Ratatouille (Eggplant casserole) from Mastering the Art of French Cooking, Volumes I & II by  Julia Child and Louisette Bertholle and Simone Beck
Green bean, red rice, and almond salad (Salade de haricot verts, riz rouge et amandes) from The French Market Cookbook by Clotilde Dusoulier
Potato gratin forestiere from Los Angeles Times by  Daniel Boulud and Dorie Greenspan
Fromage fort from The Splendid Table by Jacques Pépin
Gâteau Opéra from Chocolat by  Eric Lanlard
Cherry clafoutis from Tartelette by Hélène Dujardin

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