Recipes


This Nov. 14, 2016 photo shows cheese fondue dip in Coronado, Calif. This dish is from a recipe by Melissa d'Arabian. (Melissa d'Arabian via AP)

One of my favorite spots in Paris was a restaurant whose named translated literally into “Bread, Wine, and Cheese” that was hidden away in a cozy underground cave with low ceilings. Stepping inside from invariably chilly rainy Paris nights, we’d be hit with an appealingly musty aroma, like a freshly-popped wine cork combined with heady, fatty, aged cheeses.


This Sept. 21, 2015 photo shows deep dish apple pie in Concord, NH. Apple pie ingredients are few and elemental: apples, of course, along with sugar, flavoring and pie crust. But choosing the right apples is a serious business. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Consider apple pie. Its ingredients are few and elemental: apples, of course, along with sugar, flavoring and pie crust. But choosing the right apples is a serious business. Likewise, you’ll want to do what you can to prevent the apples from shrinking in the pie shell as they cook, which simultaneously makes the bottom crust soggy and creates an unsightly gap between the filling and top crust.


This Sept. 30, 2016 photo shows chipotle sweet potato puree with roasted marshmallows at the Institute of Culinary Education in New York. This dish is from a recipe by Elizabeth Karmel. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

This dish can be made the day before and re-heated before serving, making it ideal to bring to a Thanksgiving feast or to make in advance if you are hosting the holiday. The recipe has just a few ingredients so it is essential to buy the best quality ingredients that you can find. Make sure to purchase Garnet sweet potatoes which have a deep orange color, and have a silkier texture than other sweet potatoes.