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Bastille Day 2018


Bastille Day

July 14th, 2018

Today is the Bastille Day, which is celebrated largely in France on July 14th each year. Storming of the Bastille on 14 July 1789 was a turning point of the French Revolution. As Bastille was known for holding political prisoners whose writings had displeased the royal government, it was a symbol of the absolutism of the monarchy. However, at the time of the attack in July 1789 there were only seven inmates, none of great political significance.

Although, you may not planning to celebrate, I would love to share with you my favourite a la France recipes, because if try something fancy on a kitchen then why not today, right?

I love cooking yet hate spending much time on the kitchen, so I’m very happy when I find easy and quick recipes. Here are some of them, and all ingredients you can easily find in a local grocery store.

Well, first what’s probably coming to everyone’s mind is, of course, a classic French onion soup. Caramelized onion, butter and garlic, white wine and brandy, thick broth and a lot of cheese… Mmm, I’m already hungry! As all traditional French cuisine it is simple and tasty. Follow this recipe by French Guy Cooking to create your own masterpiece -> 



What’s next? How about fish?

I love this pan-fried sole with lemon butter and capers by Rachel Khoo.

It is ready in several minutes, so take this as an opportunity for a quick break after the onion soup, haha. Don’t forget to pour some white wine to yourself and your loved one, who will be helping. 

And now, when the fish is eaten and the wine is finished as well, it’s time to sing! What? La Marseillaise, of course! :) Ok, that’s may be a bit of a challenge, so just relax on your patio and think how amazing life is.




Want something more? Honestly, this would be enough to feel full and guilty pleased. However, if you still have room for a dessert, try this quick French Chocolate Mousse recipe.

Actually, start with it and then just put it in a fridge - it will be still good even the next day.

Now feel satisfied? Good! Have a happy weekend and embrace French cuisine! :) 


Recipes discovered and collected by Anna Orishchenko