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In Cuba, escabeche, a vinegar and olive-oil pickling sauce, is synonymous with sierra (sawfish), much appreciated for its firm, white flesh.
Unlike French beef stews made with wine, carbonnade relies on the deep, dark flavor of Belgian abbey-style beer.
There's an unwavering appeal to the Boston Cream Pie's two layers of golden sponge cake sandwiching thick custard, all topped with a glossy layer of chocolate. Technically, it's not a pie at all.
Grillades are boneless medallions of veal, except when the cook substitutes bone-in "7 steaks," pork medallions, or beef tenderloin. And contrary to your French-English dictionary definition, they are never grilled.
Tender ravioli are filled with spinach and cheese, topped with a tangy tomato sauce bolstered with mushrooms, zucchini, and squash.
Any way you make it, there is nothing like falafel's first bite: the crisp-fried exterior giving way to a creamy center of seasoned mashed beans, garlic, and parsley.
Unadorned except perhaps for a drizzle of icing, a slice of coffee cake is easily eaten out of hand.
Tender veal scaloppine dredged in flour and sautéed in butter get a boost of brightness from a simple pan sauce made with white wine and a generous squeeze of lemon.
Joe's Special is one of the most odd and divine scrambles known to man. Consisting of egg, garlic, spinach, and ground beef, the dish originated in San Francisco in the 1920s, at a long-gone Italian-American restaurant, New Joe's.
This combination of sweet potato noodles and soy sauce, crunchy vegetables, and tender, juicy beef is a popular party dish.
This Parisian bistro staple salad of crisp, raw celery root tossed in a briny mustard aioli makes for a quick and elegant side dish.
To those of us who grew up loving the ready-made stuff, a recipe for homemade cream of tomato soup is nothing short of revelatory.
In the Massachusetts suburbs, we didn't acknowledge differing styles from Rhode Island or Maine. To us, clam chowder was always a cream-based wonder, briny with clam liquor, smoky with bacon, and containing, ideally, a high ratio of fresh clams to potato chunks.
As lemons cure in a salty, spicy brine, their flesh softens and sweetens; after a month, they're ready to be finely chopped and added to everything from Moroccan tagines to vinaigrettes.
This dish, from Shanghai, is meltingly tender and colored a dark red from braising in soy sauce and sugar.