French Country Cooking

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.

French soup

Soupe au Vin Blanc

Warm and inviting, this soup is French mountain cooking at its purest.Jean-Daniel Sudres/Scope
Auvergne-Style Meat Loaf

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

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.André Baranowski
Poor Man's Rabbit

Poor Man's Rabbit

Rabbit is easily found throughout Haute Provence, making it a staple of the local cuisine.William Abranowicz
Cheese and Smoked Ham in a Puff Pastry

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

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.Jean-Daniel Sudres/Scope
Cheese Curd Tart

Cheese Curd Tart

The fresh curd of cantal cheese lends creaminess to this vanilla-tinged, mildly savory dessert.André Baranowski
Rabbit Cooked with Dijon Mustard

Rabbit Cooked with Dijon Mustard

Two of the building blocks of traditional French country cooking, rabbit and dijon mustard, marry nicely in this recipe.Christopher Hirsheimer
French Beef Stew

French Beef Stew

This savory beef stew is wonderful as a ravioli filling or as an accompaniment to polenta or noodles.Antoine Bootz
Partridge with Lentils

Partridge with Lentils

This recipe, whose origins are from the French countryside, is adapted from Elizabeth David Classics.Maura McEvoy
Cassoulet

Cassoulet

A chef once wrote that cassoulet was the 'God' of southern French cuisine.Jean-Luc Barde
French Pumpkin Pie

French Pumpkin Pie

This extraordinary, freshly made treat comes from Guy Savoy.Martin Schreiber
Coq au Vin

Coq au Vin

This rustic classic is revisited in The Country Cooking of France by Anne Willan.André Baranowski
Pumpkin Tart with Prunes

Pumpkin Tart with Prunes

Pair this delectable French dessert with a scoop of pumpkin ice cream.Christopher Boas
Pear Tarte Tatin

Pear Tarte Tatin

This tart is traditionally made with apples, but firm-fleshed pears make a delicate and delicious alternative.Vanessa Rees