5 French Picnic Recipes to Celebrate Bastille Day

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July 13, 2011

On July 14th in 1789, the French Revolution began with the storming of Bastille, a Parisian prison.  The French and Francophiles around the world will be celebrating this national holiday.  You can always have a dinner at a French restaurant.  But, to truly enjoy this holiday in the French fashion is to round up your friends and family and have a picnic.  Pick up a fresh baguette, a few tFrench cheeses, some strawberries, and of course a bottle of champagne and  you have got yourself an outdoor party.  Any of the recipes below would be great additions to your Parisian style picnic.

Golden Onion Tart
A savory tart from TasteFood that travels well.

Gougeres
Add some fresh herbs to add extra flavor.

Green Olive and Almond Tapenade
A delicious dip for bread or veggies.

Country Pate
A mixture of ground meat and seasonings that is molded into a terrine.  Thinly slice the meat and eat it atop bread with cornichons (small pickles also called gherkins).

Madeleines
A shell shaped cookie that is light and rich at the same time.

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Lynda 's picture

I love French-inspired picnics. Thank you for the link!