French country cooking goes from rustic to refined with these 15 recipes from SAVEUR magazine. From cassoulet, coq au vin, and beef stew, choose from 15 French country classic recipes. Jean-Daniel Sudres/Scope Soupe au Vin Blanc Warm and inviting, this soup is French mountain cooking at its purest. André Baranowski Auvergne-Style Meat Loaf This dense, savory meat loaf, usually a main course, is studded with sweet prunes. André Baranowski Skillet-Cooked Potatoes and Cheese This rich Auvergnat specialty, a cross between mashed potatoes and scalloped potatoes, is the perfect side dish for a steak. William Abranowicz Poor Man's Rabbit Rabbit is easily found throughout Haute Provence, making it a staple of the local cuisine. Jean-Daniel Sudres/Scope Cheese and Smoked Ham in a Puff Pastry A mellow bechamel sauce balances the sharpness of the cheese and the smokiness of the ham in this classic Savoyard recipe. Jean-Daniel Sudres/Scope Fondue Savoyarde Savoie tradition says that if your bread cube slips off the fork into this rich, cheesy fondue, you must buy the next drink. André Baranowski Cheese Curd Tart The fresh curd of cantal cheese lends creaminess to this vanilla-tinged, mildly savory dessert. Christopher Hirsheimer Rabbit Cooked with Dijon Mustard Two of the building blocks of traditional French country cooking, rabbit and dijon mustard, marry nicely in this recipe. Antoine Bootz French Beef Stew This savory beef stew is wonderful as a ravioli filling or as an accompaniment to polenta or noodles. Maura McEvoy Partridge with Lentils This recipe, whose origins are from the French countryside, is adapted from Elizabeth David Classics. Jean-Luc Barde Cassoulet A chef once wrote that cassoulet was the 'God' of southern French cuisine. Martin Schreiber French Pumpkin Pie This extraordinary, freshly made treat comes from Guy Savoy. André Baranowski Coq au Vin This rustic classic is revisited in The Country Cooking of France by Anne Willan. See this Recipe Christopher Boas Pumpkin Tart with Prunes Pair this delectable French dessert with a scoop of pumpkin ice cream. Vanessa Rees Pear Tarte Tatin This tart is traditionally made with apples, but firm-fleshed pears make a delicate and delicious alternative. Tags: Recipes Food French View the discussion thread.