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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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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