When it comes to food, the French have it down! From roast chicken to tarte tatin, there are so many French dishes that look impressive but are surprisingly easy to make. Take a cue from our friends across the pond and make a French-inspired meal to celebrate Bastille Day. Just click through the slideshow to get your next foodie fix.

Ratatouille

Have a home screening of Pixar’s Ratatouille, then make I’d Rather Be a Chef’s authentic version of the rustic veggie-filled dish. Even picky kids will want to try the movie’s namesake. To see the full recipe, click here.

photo: I’d Rather Be a Chef

Have you tried any French-inspired cuisine with your family? Share your kids’ reactions in the comments below.

—Susie Foresman