Food & Drink
Topic specific French practice exercises
One of the best parts of learning French is discovering traditional French dishes and drinks! Recipes are also a delicious way of understanding instructions, so here are some exercises to make you hungry to learn more.
- A Christmas feast
Sébastien is in charge of Christmas Eve Dinner this year.
- A Luxembourg dish
Find out about one of the most traditional dishes in Luxembourg.
- A winter meal
Bernard has his perfect comfort meal for cold nights.
- At midnight
Sébastien's family celebrates Christmas in the evening of the 24th.
- At the bakery
Mrs Poiret goes to Mr Dulac's bakery this morning.
- At the beach
Conversation at the beach between an ice cream vendor and a customer.
- At the market
Mrs Lepic goes to the market to buy some fresh produce.
- Christmas is near!
Christmas is coming closer and Marina has a lot to do!
Paul tells us about his most and least favourite desserts.
- Going on a diet
Marie has a plan to lose weight this year.
- Going shopping
Annie and Nicolas discuss her upcoming trip to the shop.
- How to stay healthy
Matthieu tells us about his healthy habits.
- In the morning
Aline tells us about her morning routine.
- Marie in France
What does Marie do when she's on a typical holiday [US: vacation]?
- Morning chat
Rosalie and Martin meet at the breakfast table.
- My favourite bakery
Camille explains why she loves her local bakery.
- My favourite chocolate
Vincent and Judith have their own favourite types of chocolate.
- My favourite drinks
Aline and Manuel tell us what their favourite drinks are.
- My favourite winter drink
Find out what Coline's favourite winter drink is!
- My shopping list
Bertrand is getting his shopping list ready.
- My Thanksgiving
Stella explains what she likes about Thanksgiving.
- On a terrace
Julien and Laure order drinks on a terrace.
- Ordering a pizza
Lucas orders pizzas for everyone.
- Our Christmas feast
Marie is in charge of this year's Christmas dinner, and there's a lot to do!
- Our favourite Alsatian dishes
Sophie and Alex are talking about their favourite Alsatian dishes.
- Picking a restaurant
Marina and Joël decide where to go for dinner.
- Summer food and drinks
Léa asks her friends what they like to eat and drink in the summer.
- Sunday cake making
Stéphanie likes to make cakes with her daughter Pauline on Sundays.
- Sunday lunch
Tamara is at the market to buy food for Sunday lunch.
- Thanksgiving with family
James tells us about his Thanksgiving traditions.
- The Sun7 Beach of Marie-Galante
Élise loves this beach restaurant on the island of Marie-Galante in Guadeloupe.
- To pick dinner
Philippe and Sonia are discussing what to have for dinner.
- Toulouse's specialties
Marius and Anaïs talk about the Southern city's delicious specialties.
- What do you like eating in the fall?
Lucie tells us what her favourite autumn food is.
- Vive le chocolat !
Enjoy this little poem by Aurélie for chocolate lovers everywhere, while practising your A1 French reading and listening comprehension.
- A Creole picnic
During a visit to La Réunion, Julie and Léo went for a typical Creole meal.
- A December tradition
Solène remembers what she and her mother used to do every December.
- A hectic dinner!
Caroline tells us about last night's hectic dinner!
- A very simple Thanksgiving
Christina's Thanksgiving has to be simpler this year, but everyone is helping!
- Afternoon ice cream
Lucie and Greg feel like an ice cream this afternoon.
- Around the barbecue
Stéphane and Aline have a chat around the barbecue.
- At breakfast
Lucie is grumpy this morning at the breakfast table.
- At the bar
Au bar Patricia and Samuel discuss what drinks they want to order.
- At the Chinese restaurant
James is ordering food in a Chinese restaurant.
- At the grocery store
Julie and Frank need some things from the grocery store.
- At the mountain restaurant
Gérard and Sylvie stop for lunch after their mountain hike.
- At the restaurant
Ophélie is ordering food at the restaurant.
- Billing problem
There's been a mistake on Julie and Olivier's restaurant bill.
- Breakfast in the sun
Sabrina surprised Thomas with a nice breakfast on the balcony.
- Chocolate mousse cooking tips!
André gives us some tips to make the perfect chocolate mousse.
- Dividing the restaurant bill
Isabelle and her friends are splitting the bill at the restaurant.
- Girls night out
Julie spent the night out with her best friend Sophie.
- I love autumn!
Jacqueline tells us what she loves to do in the fall.
- Ma nouvelle alimentation bio
Louise tells us how she changed her diet for environmental reasons.
- Making Easter eggs
Élodie made her own Easter eggs this year.
- Movie night at home
Pauline and Alex are getting ready to watch a movie at home.
- My breakfast habits
Sophie's breakfast habits have changed quite a lot over time.
- New Year's celebrations in Belgium
Magalie discovered a few Belgian traditions when she spent New Year's there.
- Salad Niçoise recipe
Babette teaches us how to make a salad Niçoise.
- The LU Tower in Nantes
Romain visited the famous former biscuit [US: cookie] factory in Nantes.
- Waking up at the campsite
Julien greets Hélène outside their tent in the morning.
- When I became a vegetarian
Geoffrey tells us about his journey becoming a vegetarian.
- Carte postale
Enjoy this postcard about Magalie's stay with her grandparents, while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
Learn about Hallowe'en, while practising your A2 French reading and listening skills.
- Petit Ours Brun fait des crêpes
Make delicious crêpes with cute cartoon Petit Ours Brun, while practising your French A2 listening and reading comprehension.
- A family day at the park
Benoît will spend this Saturday at the park with his daughter Mia.
- A very specific order
Sally wants her dessert served in a very specific way.
- An amazing New Year's Eve meal
Henriette is planning a dazzling meal for New Year!
- Aperitifs outside
Julien enjoys aperitifs with friends on long summer evenings.
- At McDonald's
Magalie and Marc order at a French McDonald's.
- Christmas specialities
Paul tells us about some traditional French Christmas dishes.
- I miss French food!
Hélène tells Betty how she's coping with missing French food abroad.
- If I were a chef
Benjamin tells us of his dream of being a chef.
- King's day
Marie tells us about the French tradition of the "galette des rois".
- Lyon saucisson
Learn about Lyon's famous pork sausage and how best to enjoy it.
- My family's breakfasts
Sébastien tells us about his family's different breakfast routines.
- My New Year's Eve's night
This year, Alice is hosting New Year's Eve !
- Quebec specialities
Discover some delicious Quebec specialities.
- Spanish cooking
Jean-Luc cooked a Spanish meal for his friends, with mixed results!
- Splitting the bill
Lisa, Julien and Manon have to split the bill at the restaurant.
- Tartiflette recipe
Sandra gives us her delicious tartiflette recipe.
- Tea or coffee?
Joséphine discusses the benefits of these two hot favourites.
- Comment rester en bonne santé
Get tips to stay healthy while practising your French reading and listening skills.
- Connaissez-vous bien le fromage français ?
Test your knowledge about French cheeses with this fun questionnaire, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- Connaissez-vous bien le vin ?
Test your knowledge about wine making in France with this fun questionnaire, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- La châtaigne, trésor d'automne
Learn about a family business making chestnut cream, while practising your French reading and listening comprehension.
- La tradition de la Galette des Rois
Have you ever eaten a Galette des Rois? This famous French cake, eaten only in January, contains a surprise!
- Le Farz Fourn (Spécialités de Bretagne)
Discover the Breton dessert known as Farz Fourn in our bilingual article. This is part of our Spécialités de Bretagne series.
- Le Kig ha Farz (Spécialités de Bretagne)
Learn about the traditional Breton stew Kig ha Farz in our continuing Spécialités de Bretagne series
- Le Kouign Amann (Spécialités de Bretagne)
Learn about Bretagne's famous dessert Kouign Amann (butter cake) in this first installment of our Spécialités de Bretagne series.
- Le Salon du chocolat
Learn about Paris's annual chocolate festival while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- Léo et Popi : la Galette des Rois
Fun video about la Galette des Rois, featuring Léo et Popi from the classic French children's book by Helen Oxenbury.
- Les Galettes de Blé Noir (Spécialités de Bretagne)
Learn about Bretagne's delicious "galette de blé noir" - savoury buckwheat crêpe - in this latest installment of our Spécialités de Bretagne series.
- Les Lichouseries (Spécialités de Bretagne)
Learn about some of Bretagne's famous "lichouseries" - i.e. sweets [US: candy] - in this next installment of our Spécialités de Bretagne series.
- Menton's Lemon Festival
The lovely French town of Menton is famous for its annual lemon festival. Take a behind-the-scenes look with this video.
- Pourquoi les Français sont-ils si fiers de leur cuisine ?
Why are the French so proud of their cuisine? Find out in this cute animated video.
- Recette - Le Gratin Bœuf, Potiron et Parmesan
Learn how to make a delicious beef, pumpkin, and parmesan gratin in this video and bilingual article.
- A healthy diet
Élodie decided to change her diet to feel better.
- A nice morning surprise
Lucie will serve a delicious breakfast in bed to her fiancée on their anniversary.
- A nice table "à la française"
Jacqueline explains the intricacies of setting the table the French way.
- A Savoy meal
What Hélène likes the most on a ski holiday is the mountain restaurant!
- A winter evening with friends
Jean-François and Sophie are getting ready for a fondue night.
- A witch's recipe
Enjoy this deliciously disgusting Hallowe'en recipe!
- At the beachfront restaurant
Cyril and Eve try the restaurant near the hotel by the beach and decide what to eat from the menu.
- At the butcher's
Mrs Pervenche needs a nice joint of beef for her guests.
- At the neighbours' house
Véronique and Bruno are at their neighbours' house for an aperitif.
- Bessières' giant omelette
Learn about the French town of Bessières's unique Easter tradition.
- Brasserie La Coupole
Vincent always eats here when he's in Paris.
- Caribbean cod fish cakes recipe
Enjoy this delicious recipe for Caribbean cod fish cakes!
- Christmas in Australia
Thibault will spend Christmas in Australia for the first time next year.
- French-style lemon tart recipe
Follow the recipe to make a delicious lemon tart.
- Holiday [US:Vacation] recommendations
Marie is on holiday [US:vacation] in France with her husband and asks the receptionist for suggestions.
- In my mother's kitchen
Laëtitia reminisces about cooking with her mother.
- Lille's "Aux Merveilleux de Fred"
Christelle tells her guest all about Lille's amazing delicacy, Le Merveilleux.
- Montmartre's grape harvest festival
Learn more about this special autumn festival in the middle of Paris!
- My passion for French cuisine
James presents some of the reasons why he loves French cooking.
- On the terrace of a fancy restaurant
Jean-Luc and his fiancée are enjoying a meal on the terrace of a fancy restaurant.
- Organising a country-style buffet
Sabrina organises a nice country-style buffet in her garden.
- Réveillon chez Mamie
Sabine will enjoy Christmas Eve Dinner at her grandmother's house this year.
- The Paul Bocuse Institute in Lyon
Marie's son dreams of studying at this world-renowned French cooking school.
- Violets from Toulouse
Learn about the delicious specialty from Toulouse called "la violette cristallisée".
- Visiting Vire
Jacqueline's sister visited the French city of Vire, in Normandy.
- Au Restaurant de la Plage
Enjoy lunch at a beachside restaurant, while practising your listening and reading comprehension.
- Beaujolais nouveau : ne l'appelez plus piquette !
It's that time of year again, when wine lovers gather to taste the young wine known as Beaujolais Nouveau. But is it really as good - or bad? - as they say?
- Bûche de Noël : recette
Find out how to make the most classic of French Christmas desserts: la bûche de Noël.
- L'automne au marché de Landerneau
French markets are full of beautifully coloured food, and never more so than in autumn. Visit the Landernau market with this French video, including transcript and translation.
- La baguette française au Patrimoine Mondial de l'Unesco !
Learn how the famous French "baguette" was recognised at last, while practising your French listening and reading comprehension.
- Le Camembert de Normandie (Spécialités de France)
Learn about Normandy's famous cheese: le camembert.
- Les Bêtises de Cambrai et les Chardons Lorrains (Spécialités de France)
Learn about some traditional candies from different regions of France.
- A special Christmas in Switzerland
Damien recalls a wonderful family Christmas holiday in Switzerland.
- An (almost) perfect restaurant
Flora and her husband had an (almost) perfect experience at the town's new restaurant.
- An eventful picnic
This long-awaited picnic really turned on a dime!
- Anna's birthday party
Clément discusses the organisation of his daughter's birthday party with his friend Charlotte.
- At the fish market
Louise remembers discovering a fish market on a sunny holiday in Brittany.
- Dry January
After the holidays' excesses, why not try the "Dry January" challenge?
- Easter Sunday meal
Marina really enjoyed spending Easter Sunday with her family.
- First day back to school
Sabrina tells us what she'll do on her children's first day back to school.
- Food critic
Sabrina and her husband were delighted by their dinner experience at Lou Pignatoun restaurant.
- French pastries
Mélanie talks about her guilty pleasure: French "viennoiserie" pastries.
- Gastronomical review
Discover a mouthwatering review of a French restaurant.
- Gluten-free living
Alexandre tells us how he dealt with his newly discovered gluten allergy.
- Kings' Cake
Isabelle tells us about the right way to eat French "galette des rois".
- Ma grandmother, an exceptional baker
Mélanie remembers the summer afternoons she spent watching her grandmother baking delicious treats.
- My two favourite French cakes
Stéphanie presents her two favorite French cakes: the fraisier and the Paris-Brest.
- Proust's madeleine
Learn the origin of this popular French expression.
- The "Veuve Clicquot"
Here's the story of how widow Barbe-Nicole Clicquot created one of the most famous champagne brands in the world.
- The history of pastis
Marielle tells us more about this typically French aperitif drink.
- The history of the French macaron
Learn more about this elegant and delicious confection.
- The King cake
Learn about the tradition around King cake.
- Why consume seasonal produce?
Here are some arguments in favour of eating seasonal produce.
- Les Accras de Morue des Antilles (Spécialités de France)
Learn about one of the most popular culinary specialities in the West Indies: Guadeloupe's famous accras de morue (cod fritters).
- Pourquoi est-on ivre plus vite lorsqu'on n'a pas mangé ?
Learn the fascinating answer to this question in this fun short program, while practising your French listening comprehension.
- Faire les courses (Partitive Articles)
Practise French partitive articles (du, de la, de l', des, de, d') with this Fill-in-the-Blank kwiz exercise
- Les enfants au restaurant (Possessive Pronouns and Adjectives)
Practise French possessive pronouns and adjectives with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz exercise
- Ma sortie au restaurant (Le Futur)
Practise your French conjugations in Le Futur with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz exercise
- Le pique-nique (Le Passé Composé)
Practise your French conjugations in Le Passé Composé with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz exercise
- Comment utiliser une cafetière à piston (L'Impératif)
Practise your French conjugations in L'Impératif with this Fill-in-the-Blanks exercise
- Au restaurant (Definite & Indefinite Articles)
Practise French definite and indefinite articles with this Fill-in-the-Blanks exercise
- Repas de Noël entre amis (Possessive Adjectives)
Practise French possessive adjectives with this Fill-in-the-Blanks exercise
- Préparer les fêtes (Subjonctif Présent)
Practise your French conjugations in Le Subjonctif Présent with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz exercise
- Ma visite de Bruxelles (Le Passé Composé)
Practise your French conjugations in Le Passé Composé with this Fill-in-the-blanks exercise
- Quel lait végétal choisir ? (Comparatives)
Practise your comparatives in French with this Fill-in-the-blanks exercise
- La soupe au potiron de ma grand-mère (L'Impératif)
Practise your French conjugations in L'Impératif Présent with this Fill-in-the-Blanks exercise
- Vive les crêpes ! (Vocabulaire)
Practise your French Crêpe and Pancake vocabulary in French vocabulary with this Fill-in-the-Blank kwiz exercise !
- Thanksgiving chez mon correspondant (Vocabulaire)
Practise your French Thanksgiving vocabulary in French vocabulary with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz!
- La Galette des Rois (Vocabulaire)
Practise your French La Galette des Rois vocabulary in French vocabulary with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz
- Comment réussir un bon gigot (Vocabulaire)
Practise your French Cooking verbs in French vocabulary with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz!
- En terrasse (Vocabulaire)
Practise your French Drinks in French vocabulary with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz!
- Vive les fruits d’été ! (Vocabulaire)
Practise this Summer fruit vocabulary in French with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz!
- Un petit job en plein air (Vocabulaire)
Practise your Grape Harvest Vocabulary in French with this Fill-in-the-Blanks kwiz!
- Aimez-vous les crêpes ? (Vocabulaire)
Practise your French Crêpe and Pancake vocabulary in French vocabulary with this Fill-in-the-Blanks exercise !