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Jul 6, 2012 10:18 AM

French Theme Summer BBQ- Recipes Sought

I am hosting a bon voyage party for my daughter who is moving to Paris to study. I will serve French wines and cheese and seek easy but amazing recipes. The setting will be our summer patio on Cape Cod. Thanks in advance!

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  1. IMHO, you can't go wrong with quiche, especially if you offer several different kinds. It can be served hot or cold.

    Accompany with croissants and/or genuine French bread (if you can find it -- here in North Florida the "French Bread" is actually closer to a big hoagie roll, while "Cuban Bread" is FAR more like New Orleans style French Bread).

    And fine desserts, naturally -- French pastries and/or petit fours.

    Just promise you won't invite the mimes (or Jerry Lewis). :)

    1. Ni├žoise salad

      For the grill, these Shrimp and Zucchini Skewers look tasty and easy:
      (From Cooking Channel's French Food at Home


      Bon apetite!

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      1. re: mahlzeit_yumyum

        Second Nicoise salad- served on a large platter.

      2. Not food, but a non-alcoholic drink: Citron presse -- i.e., French style lemonade, in which you offer separately squeezed lemon juice, chlled water, and fine sugar, which are mixed by the individual drinkers to taste.

        1. Small ballotins - perhaps several thin blanched asparagus spears tied up with thin strips of ham?

          Or these make-ahead Herbes de Provence Palmiers -