A quick toss of fresh fruit with flavor-enhancing salt and olive oil, some strategic (or rather, mindless) unwrapping of cheese and crackers, and you’re pretty much there, appetizer-wise.

Genever and rosemary lemonade in one cocktail.

This liqueur is single-minded: It thinks of nothing but ripe strawberries, and in its simplistic innocence it sings sweetly.

We have no idea if this dish comes from France, but its clever simplicity feels utterly French to us.

There is not a woman of any age whose heart will not beat a little more quickly when this gorgeous sweet is placed on the table.