The classic baked stuffed potato is gussied up here with sour cream, tangy blue cheese, scallion, chives, and pancetta. These bites make great party fare.
Fritters, made from thin matchstick slices of apples, are pulled from the oil and sprinkled with sugar.
A beloved Brazilian candy, brigadeiros are chewy fudge balls that are rolled in sweet sprinkles, just for good measure.
A ridiculously creamy–and relatively simple–homemade caramel filling graces this properly flaky pastry. Salted butter–lots of it–lends this dessert just the right amount of decadence.
Pao de queijo, Brazil’s favorite cheese rolls, are chewy, cheesy puffs made from manioc starch. They’re great on a buffet table, as a snack, or a starter.
Known as moqueca in Portuguese, this fish stew is rich with peppers, onions, garlic, and a tomato-coconut broth–and, natch, fish.
Mild and oh so creamy, Gorgonzola dolce gussies up a cheese course with honeyed roast pears to sweet effect. Certain to woo even stinky-cheese haters.
This soup, which hails from Italy’s Amalfi Coast, takes its depth of flavor from ample fish, San Marzano tomatoes, fennel, herbs, and a splash of spirits.
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.
With a baby due on the first day of the Year of the Tiger, writer Patricia Tanumihardja finds ways of mixing and matching traditions.
The combination of peppers, both sweet and hot, lemon zest, cilantro, cinnamon, and cumin make these plump oysters something special.
These wee cheese puffs are made with sharp Cheddar cheese and chives. For a little bit of spice and heat, dry mustard and cayenne pepper are mixed in.
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