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## Ratatouille
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This traditional vegetable stew originated in Nice. This version lightly caramelizes the onions and peppers before adding them to the rest of the dish, giving it a fantastic complex flavor without much additional effort

02 of 06
## Roquefort and Carmelized Onion Tart
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This classic Roquefort and caramelized onion tart recipe is layered with complex flavors: salty, piquant cheese, mellow, sweet onions, and rich eggs and cream. Baked into a pastry shell, the combination is nothing less than irresistible

The tart is versatile; a quick lunch with a salad, a dinner entree, pop it in a picnic basket or a lunch box. Not bad for one small tart

03 of 06
## Truffled French Fries Recipe
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Truffled French fries have become something of a controversy on foodie forums, igniting debates over flavor and if they live up to the culinary hype. For those who don't mind this, these are delicious and not easily forgotten

The trick to making these easy and delicious truffled fries is to season them with high-quality truffle oil and follow with a dusting of Parmesan cheese

04 of 06
## Cauliflower Gratin Recipe
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Gratins feature very heavily in French cooking. They include vegetables of some sort covered in asauce andunder the grill. Most cultures have their form of vegetable gratin including a famous British cauliflower cheese

Creamy and comforting, this cauliflower gratin recipe features a classic Béchamel sauce punched up by just a little bit of fresh thyme.Continue to 5 of 6 below

05 of 06
## Spinach Soufflé Recipe
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You'll wonder why anyone would be afraid of making a soufflé when you see how easy they are

This spinach souffle recipe is a wonderful way to use up the fresh harvest of spinach at the farmers' market. Its preparation is easy, and the dish can be served as a side dish or a light main course

If you want to get really creative, bake up the spinach-egg mixture in tiny ramekins for an unexpected appetizer

06 of 06
## Gougeres Recipe
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Gougeres are delicate, miniature cheese puffs. They are a popular addition to Bastille Day celebrations and brilliant eaten with a Pastis aperitif.