French Words
for Eating Out & Cooking

Words to speak about  French food

Learn how to say common French words with free Video Lessons, Printable Flashcards, Audio Clips and Interactive Exercises to learn French fast and practice online.

Because my students often complained it was sometimes difficult to find relevant translation, I created the following pages to help you learning basic words for eating out and cooking.

  • I recorded my voice (I'm a native) so that you can practice listening and repeat the word out loud as many times as you need.
  • After each lesson, there are exercises to practice online.

Learn and practice food vocabulary
Learn and practice fruits vocabulary
Learn and practice vegetables vocabulary
Learn and practice drinks vocabulary
Learn and practice cakes and desserts vocabulary
Learn and practice meat vocabulary


Learn and practice seafood vocabulary
Learn and practice cheeses vocabulary
Learn and practice fishes vocabulary
Learn and practice herbs vocabulary
Learn how to make the French onion soup
Learn French vocabulary


Learn Food Vocabulary

How do you say strawberry, apple or grape in French?

Learn food words with a video lesson, free printable flashcards, quizzes, crosswords and listening activities.


Learn tha names of Vegetables

How do you say mushroom in French? Beetroot?

Learn vegetable words with a video lesson, free printable flashcards, audio clips, games and exercises to practice online.


Learn the names of Drinks

How do you say orange juice in French? Or sparkling mineral water?

Learn drink words with a video lesson, audio clips and interactive exercises to practice online.


French words for general food

How do you say bread in French? Sugar? Butter?

Learn general food words with a video lesson, free printable flashcards, audio clips and interactive exercises.


Learn the names of cakes and desserts

How do you say lemon meringue pie in French? Or apple dumpling?

Learn dessert words with a video lesson, printable flashcards, audio clips and interactive exercises.


French words for cheeses

How can you recognize French cheeses? Do you know Livarot cheese? Beaufort cheese?

Learn cheese words with pictures, audio clips and a quiz to test your knowledge!


Learn the names of seafood

Learn how to say prawn, squid, oyster and anything else that seafood addicts will love to know!

Learn seafood words with an audio lesson and a quiz to test yourself before going to the restaurant.


Learn the names of herbs

How do you say garlic, chive, black pepper in French and many other herbs and spices you may use for cooking?

Learn herb words with a quiz and audio clips to get the right pronunciation.


Learn the names of fishes

How do you say cod in French? Or sea bream, whiting and many other fishes you might love or hate eating?

Learn fish words with audio clips and a quiz to test your knowledge.


Learn the names of different types of  meat

How do you say sirloin in French? Lamb? Poultry?

Learn meat words with an audio lesson and online activities before reading la carte.


French words for onion soup recipe

Try this AMAZING and very easy French onion soup recipe.

It's a MUST in France. This soup cures a hanghover, and not only!


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It's always a good idea to learn common words before going to any restaurant in France - or any supermarket if you intend to cook!
Know what you love, what you hate or may need for cooking.


For this section about food, I recorded more than 200 words.
Use them! Listen to me and repeat on your own.
That's the way for not being ashamed by your pronunciation!






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