Stuck at home this summer? Missed your trip to France? While we wait to travel safely again, you can create the experience in your own kitchen. Here, eight items to help you cook like a French chef.
1. A Le Creuset Dutch Oven
The classic dutch oven (or what the French call a cocotte) is passed down for generations in France. Use this to make beef bourguignon or a seafood bouillabaisse, originating from the port city of Marseille. Buy it now.
2. A Mandoline
This French kitchen staple can be used to create the perfect niçoise salad or crudite plate. And for dessert, it’s the ideal tool for a fruit tart. The wide holder has a guard to cover the blades for safe storage, and even comes with a cleaning brush. Buy it now.
3. A Baguette Pan
It wouldn't be a French dinner (or lunch or breakfast) without a baguette. This pan makes the perfect loaf, and is made in France with all-natural materials and manufactured using Emile Henry's Flame technology. Buy it now.
4. This Baguette Miter
Once your perfect baguette comes out of the oven, serve it on this lovely arcadia wood miter. It’s made to precisely cut and serve traditional baguettes. Buy it now. Buy it now.
5. A Cheese Board
This super stylish cheese board is also really functional. The five-section bamboo board has pull-out drawers and comes with four stainless steel knives, two ceramic sauce bowls, two white markers, two black slate labels, four small forks, one wine opener, and a cheeseboard guide. Buy it now.
6. A French Press
Take your classic French press coffee maker and kick it up a notch. The Gator Press has double-walled stainless steel insulation so that your coffee never gets cold. It also comes with a mini canister to store your beans. Buy it now.
7. Mastering the Art of French Cooking Cookbook
This classic cookbook from Julia Child is a kitchen staple for those who want to learn French cooking techniques; or even for those who’ve mastered the cuisine. As it says, “Anyone can cook in the French manner anywhere.” Buy it now.
8. A French Basket
This French market basket by Emma is the most stylish way to carry your groceries home from the market. Plus, it’s eco-friendly. Buy it now.
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