These rich dumplings are an ideal vehicle for syrup. Vallier Robert uses butter in his grand-pères, but the Chouinards use the lard drippings from their oreilles de christ (fried pork rinds).
Tempura is a popular Japanese specialty.
Ripe tomatoes are best for this pizza sauce; if your tomatoes lack flavor, add tomato purée.
This traditional Provençal dish, flavored with a pungent aïoli, is simple, hearty, and delicious.