Trenette with langoustines in a white bowl, garnished with parsley

Trenette with Langoustines

Easy yet elegant, this simple pasta dish calls for any long, narrow, flat pasta, garlic, olive oil, seafood, and parsley. Dinner is done.

Gravadlax with sweet mustard piled on a plate with dill mayonnaise in a bowl, flanked by thinly sliced brown bread

Gravlax with Dill Mayonnaise

Gravadlax, also known as gravlax, is thinly sliced salmon infused with dill. And there’s no better way to ensure it’s just how you like it than curing your own.

A glass mug of glogg aquavit on a white saucer with a pile of almonds on a red placemat.

Glögg

From the beginning of December on through the New Year, glogg–a spiced wine–is served in Swedish homes on festive occasions or when visitors drop by.

A table topped with five lemon-herbsaint poppers.

Lemon-Herbsaint Poppers

Leave it to New Orleans to create a liquor to replace absinthe. These boozy jellied shots are redolent of their namesake citrus and anise-flavored absinthe alternative.

Clams casino, covered with slices of bacon and herbed butter, sit in a large pottery dish filled with rock salt.

Clams Casino

Clams casino, the classic American dish, get a facelift here. The clams get the casino treatment with big shards of bacon, parsley, and garlic.

Beef Paupiettes

Beef Paupiettes

These beef paupiettes are stuffed with pancetta and herbs, and rolled. The beef rolls are then sauteed. Once seared, the rolls are simmered.

Citrus-Olive Tapenade

Citrus-Olive Tapenade

This citrus-olive tapenade is filled with lemon-orange flavors, olives, and fresh herbs. The tapenade, because of its citrus notes, is perfect for lamb.