We have no idea if this dish comes from France, but its clever simplicity feels utterly French to us.
Give an American classic an upgrade. This recipe for onion dip was born of Lynne's first lonely weeks living in Brussels back in the '80s.
Zakuski is a spread of Russian appetizers, little dishes that, rather like Mediterranean mezze, can either start a meal or constitute the entire thing.
This panna cotta is like eating vanilla ice cream.
Mascarpone is a delicious fresh cow's milk cheese -- it tastes like a cross between whipped cream and cream cheese.
I love these things, caught in the interspecies synapse between hamburgers and meat loaf.