France is renowned for its fine dining and delicate patisserie. Culinary techniques have been mastered here, it is the birthplace of some of the world’s best chefs and the country as a whole really knows its food. Fine dining aside, the French have also proved themselves capable of creating some amazing hearty and comforting winter dishes; such as a rich and meaty beef and red wine stew and an aromatic sausage and bean casserole. These are dishes that you enjoy curled up under a blanket in front of a flickering fire with a glass of red wine.
Here are four popular French classics for you to try at home: