French Christmas Recipes You Won't Want to Miss

It’s hard to believe that I’ve been doing this blog for almost five years! That means five Christmases have passed….so let’s look back at some of my most popular French Christmas recipes and holiday-related posts. Maybe they’ll make this coming Christmas that much merrier.

1. Recipe for Alsatian Gluhwein (French Mulled Wine).

Mulled Wine

My friend David Baruthio shared this recipe with me. He’s a French chef–from Alsace, no less. It has a secret ingredient you might not guess (and it’s something you probably already have in your cupboard).

It’s the perfect winter warmer, and it will taste lovely on Christmas Eve. Enjoy!

2. Something Stronger Than Mulled Wine: A French Grog (Un Grog)


While j’adore mulled wine, sometimes, you want something a little more, um, fortified…In that case, try a true French Grog, a lemony-honey-y rum drink that’s refreshing and…fortifying.

3. Five Homemade French Food Gifts


Winter Compote for Cheese from the Bonne Femme Cookbook

Skip the crowds at the mall and make something homemade…and French. Pictured above: Winter Fruit Compote for the Cheese Plate. PS: Why not give this gift with a package of Formaticum Cheese Storage Bags–the perfect way to store artisanal cheeses.

4. Recipe for Bûche de Noël (French Yule Log)

Log with Figurines

Symbolic of the warmth and fellowship of the season, a French Yule Log also happens to taste magnificent. Here’s my recipe. The only trick is to make sure you have the right pan….and if you bake at all, you probably do.

5. My Favorite Value Wines

A great sparklng wine for Kir Royals: Cristalino Brut (see #10)

If you’re hosting a houseful at Christmas, lay in a supply of some great wines. All of the ones listed punch well above their weight, price-wise, and none of them cost more than $15. (Pictured above: A Kir Royal, made with Cristalino Brut, a great, inexpensive sparkling wine).

What? You’re still looking for holiday gifts? Check out my list of Great French Christmas Gifts for Cook and Food-Lover.




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