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July 30, 2007

How to Read a French Menu

Slept through French 101 in college? No problem! Check out our French food menu cheat-sheet and order like a pro.

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How To Read A French Menu

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MEAT: VIANDE
agneau = lamb
bifteck = steak
boeuf = beef
faux fillet = sirloin steak
foie = liver
jambon = ham
porc = pork
saucisse = sausage

FISH = POISSON
crabe = crab
crevette = shrimp
flet = flounder
flétan = halibut
homard = lobster
moules = mussels
saumon = salmon
thon = tuna
truite = trout

POULTRY = VOLAILLE
canard = duck
dinde = turkey
poulet = chicken

VEGETABLES = LÉGUMES
asperge = asparagus
aubergine = eggplant
épinards = spinach
haricots verts = green beans
maïs = corn
pois = peas
pomme de terre = potato
tomate = tomato

FRUIT = FRUIT
banane = banana
citron = lemon
fraise = strawberry
framboise = raspberry
orange = orange
pamplemousse = grapefruit
pêche = peach
poire = pear
pomme = apple

Getting hungry? Make some of Country Living's French Food Recipes at home.


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