The baguette is one of France's most staple food products. Over 10 billion are produced and eaten ever year in France. According to the French, there is only one way to eat a baguette: right after you bought it.

French onion soup is another staple in France. Usually only taking an hour or so to make, knowing this soup recipe comes in handy when you need to make a simple, yet delicious meal.

Croissants are yet another staple in France. Because of the magnitude of their layers, the croissant tastes unlike anything else. Croissants come in many different flavors and topped or stuffed with many more.

Pain au chocolat—or chocolate bread—is a favorite desert and breakfast item in France. It's quite simple to create as it's similar in nature to the croissant.