Main Course (12)
Soups & Stews (9)
Side Dish (3)
Cocktail Party (1)
This recipe comes from Rheinfelder Bierhalle in Zurich, Switzerland. To prepare the cutlets, place them in plastic wrap and pound gently with a meat mallet.
A wine-simmered dish of meat and vegetables is cooked in a dough-sealed pot is Alsatian through and through. It's an improvised meal of odds and ends that cooks for hours at low heat while you go about your business and emerges from the oven with enormous flavor.
The name for this Sichuanese dish means "ants climbing a tree" because of the way the ground pork clings to the strands of glass noodles.
In this version of the classic hors d'oeuvre, oysters are cooked with garlic and wine, then set "astride" toasted garlic bread slices and sprinkled with bacon.
In northeast Thailand and Laos, laab is made of minced meat lightly poached in broth, then dressed with chiles, fresh herbs, and roasted rice powder, and eaten with sticky rice. This recipe comes from chef Hong Thaimee of Ngam restaurant in New York City.
You can get a bowl of green chili most anywhere in the American southwest, but New Mexicans are particularly proud of their chile verde, with its hunks of juicy pork shoulder and tart tomatillo-based sauce.
The flaky pastry, the canary-yellow yolks, and the salty bacon make this a dish with cross-cultural appeal.
This rich, spicy stew of beef, pork, root vegetables, and greens became a staple in Philly, where West Indian hawkers advertised it with cries of "pepper pot, smoking hot!"
Unlike French beef stews made with wine, carbonnade relies on the deep, dark flavor of Belgian abbey-style beer.
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.
Quiche Lorraine is often maligned as too effeminate, but its combination of egg, cream and bacon remains a classic for men and women alike.
Green beans are shallow-fried, a method which blisters them on the outside and renders them tender on the inside, with a whisper of a chew. Just enough pork for flavor cinches this dish.
This dish is a lean cut of beef pounded thin, then spread with a layer of grated cheese, fresh herbs, bits of prosciutto, raisins, and pine nuts, then rolled, tied, seared, and simmered for hours in tomato sauce.
During cooking, okra exudes a thick liquid that gives this hearty Cajun stew a sumptuous, silky texture; a little filé powder, made from dried sassafras leaves, further thickens and enriches it. But the backbone of this gumbo, and the source of its smoky flavor, is the roux made by toasting flour in hot oil until it is a deep red-brown.
One of the pillars of the Southern breakfast table, buttery biscuits smothered in a sausage-studded white gravy makes a hearty meal any time of day.
The recipe for this French Canadian classic came from saveur kitchen assistant and resident Canadian Anne-Marie White. "This is my favorite kind of rustic home cooking," she says, "and the apple cider and warming spices make it a perfect holiday dish."
The buttery, creamy indulgence of mashed potatoes meets the visceral joy of digging into a baked potato in this iconic side dish. For the full steakhouse experience, use a pastry bag to artfully pipe the potato-cheese mixture into the scooped-out skins.
Bigos—a Polish stew of pork shoulder, bacon, kielbasa, and sauerkraut is perfect for every celebration.
Eaten hot or cold, vegetarian or with shreds of beef, enriched with a dollop of sour cream and wisps of dill, the beet-based soup is the quintessence of good Eastern European cooking.