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The Best French Foods

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List of the best French food, as ranked by professional chefs, natives of France, and food enthusiasts. When people think of France, monuments like the Eiffel Tower and French art museums may come to mind, but no part of French culture is more rewarding and memorable than their food. The food in France is a fragile mix between rich and complicated, sometimes taking scientific-like steps to make, making it all the more satisfying to eat.  Ingredients often include bread, eggs, and cheese, mixed a way so unique that each ingredient tastes like never before.That’s one of the beauties of French cuisine: it’s always a special experience to try.

The French foods on this list of top foods from France include dishes that you can find on menus all over the world, regardless of ethnicity, like quiche and crème brulee. Meanwhile, other dishes are very exclusive to French restaurants, such as escargots and quenelle.

What are your favorite French foods? Whether you’re a fan of sweet French desserts like macaroons and pain au chocolate or singular eating experiences like sharing a pot of fondue, French food has a special place in the heart of food lovers across the globe. If you don't see your favorite foods from France on the list of greatest French foods, make sure to add them.

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    Croissant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best French Foods
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    Crepe is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best French Foods
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    Baguette is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best French Foods
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    Pain au chocolat is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best French Foods
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    Eclair is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best French Foods
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    Eclair

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    Crème Brûlée is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best French Foods
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    Fondue is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best French Foods
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    Fondue

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    French fries is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best French Foods
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    Macaron is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best French Foods
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    Napoleon Cake is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best French Foods
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    Napoleon Cake

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    Croque-monsieur is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best French Foods
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    Quiche is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best French Foods
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    Opera Cake is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best French Foods
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    Opera Cake

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opera_cake --- Opera cake is a French type of cake. It is made with layers of almond sponge cake  soaked in coffeesyrup, layered with ganache and coffee buttercream, and covered in a chocolate glaze.
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    Madeleine is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best French Foods
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    Beef bourguignon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best French Foods
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beef_bourguignon --- 
    Beef bourguignon  or bœuf bourguignon, also called beef Burgundy, and bœuf à la Bourguignonne, is a well-known, traditional French recipe.
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    French onion soup is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best French Foods
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    Gratin dauphinois is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best French Foods
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    Gratin dauphinois

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    Vendean Brioche is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best French Foods
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    Vendean Brioche

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    Tarte Tatin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best French Foods
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    Tarte Tatin

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    Ratatouille is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best French Foods
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    Coq au vin is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best French Foods
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    Crouton is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best French Foods
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    Garlic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best French Foods
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    Kouign Amann is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best French Foods
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    Kouign Amann

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    Kouglof is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best French Foods
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    Kouglof

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