Coq au vin, aka chicken in wine, is a French classic that exists in countless incarnations. This rich, soulful riff from Julia Child is our default dish.
A chili that you can dress up or down, whether you need something really impressive for game day or relatively inexpensive for Tuesday night dinner.
An inspired meal in minutes, this harried weeknight spaghetti solution melds eggs, cheese, and pancetta into a creamy sauce that cloaks every last strand.
When the vinegar is splashed to the pan of chicken, magic occurs. The vinegar deglazes the brown bits and permeates the chicken with a sweet/sour flavor.
Thanks to an immodest amount of barbecue sauce, this turkey meatloaf turns out moist and lovely, not dry and crumbly.
Shrimp are tossed in a peppery mix then seared in a reach-for-the-fire-extinguisher-hot sauce of chiles, ginger, garlic, and shallots.
Two different cooking techniques—steaming and then braising—ensure that this Chinese-style pork belly (fresh bacon) is amazingly tender.
Pizzoccheri is a hearty, flat, buckwheat noodle commonly tossed with a butter sauce of some sort. You can thank the Lombardy region of Italy for it.
Easy yet elegant, this simple pasta dish calls for any long, narrow, flat pasta, garlic, olive oil, seafood, and parsley. Dinner is done.
An Italian classic that’s woo’d would-be-husbands for generations, this single-skillet supper melds meat, potatoes, bacon, and onion to moist, crisp effect.
Braised lamb shanks are cooked slowly in wine until the meat is falling-off-the-bone tender. The lamb shanks can be braised ahead for more flavor.
Sassfras, ginger, nutmeg, cloves, and anise enhance the smoky, saltiness goodness of glazed ham.
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