"The fine arts are five in number," wrote the chef Marie-Antoine Carême, "painting, sculpture, poetry, music, and architecture—whereof the principle branch is confectionery." He knew what he was talking about. After all, he created croquembouche, a spire of caramelized cream puffs.
Start your holiday celebrations in style with crunchy cheese straws, herbed olives, goose liver terrines, and more delectable savory bites. Whether you're hosting a simple cocktail party or a lavish feast, these recipes for seasonal appetizers all pair well with wintry tipples and will get your guests in the festive spirit.
This sophisticated take on the classic Christmas fruitcake, developed by baker Renato Poliafito, is far from a punchline. Sweet, spiced, and dense, with a bright rum glaze, it's a perfect holiday treat for giving as a gift—or for keeping to yourself.
We've gathered Saveur staff members' favorite holiday recipes, from eat-with-everything condiments like red onion jam to full-on goose preparations and decadent nutella-cinnamon buns for Christmas morning.
On Christmas morning, prepare a satisfying, kid-friendly breakfast complete with decadent treats such as Nutella buns and honeyed hot chocolate, plus savory classics like homemade sausage patties and the perfect scrambled eggs..
Celebrate the holiday réveillon style with a long, decadent dinner of French classics, from roasted oysters with white wine to a rack of lamb with rosemary and thyme. Finish the meal with a show-stopping Bûche de Noël, as well as traditional French shortbread cookies.
This holiday season, take inspiration from around the world with these 25 international Christmas recipes, from sugar-dusted Polish bow-tie fritters and the Puerto Rican Christmas staple pernil asado (roast pork shoulder) to tourtière, a rustic Canadian meat pie.