This recipe for Cassoulet with White Beans and Beef and Pork Ragù takes much less time than Southern France’s traditional variety, but is just as hearty. The name, Cassoulet, speaks to the deep clay pot in which it was traditionally cooked in; though any oven-safe dish will suffice with this recipe.
Pizza Bianca literally translates to white pizza. Less strict than a classic tomato sauce pizza, it invites culinary exploration. In this application, we used dried plums, garlic confit, & fried rosemary. We then donned it with edible gold, turning this rustic dish into an impressive masterpiece.
Canned legumes don’t always need to be boring, and with this recipe, they could be considered a sort of rustic elegance. This recipe for Spiced Lentils with Chickpeas, Cannelini Beans, and Feta is as easy-to-make as it is delicious, making for an equally acceptable weeknight or party meal!
Savory Cheesecake with Whipped Feta, Cream Cheese, and Nutmeg Whipped is maybe one of the easiest dips to make at home, yet strays from the expected and is an impressive dish for entertaining. A spin on the traditional Greek Tyrolsalata, these mini savory cheesecakes are perfect alongside a glass of wine!
Khachapuri is a decadent cheese bread from Georgia. There are many variations but this version takes on the traits of Adjaruli Khachapuri, shaped like a canoe, filled with a combination of salty and tangy cheeses, and topped with an egg yolk. We kicked up the flavor further by adding a bit of fresh nutmeg.
Spiced Beet and Feta Soda Bread Soda bread is a great way to introduce anyone to bread baking. Soda breads don’t need proofing time as regular yeasted bread does. This version includes shredded feta, nutmeg, and beets for a surprising element of color and flavor!
Tahdig is a classic Persian rice dish that every cook should have in their culinary repertoire. It is actually quite simple to make. Also known as scorched rice, or crunchy rice, this delectable Persian side dish consists of a simple, seasoned rice with a crunchy crust.
These soft pretzels with flaky sea salt have a secret that ensures perfection every time and it has to do with the solution they are pre-boiled in prior to baking. The addition of a flaky sea salt adds an element of aesthetic appeal and generous flavor.
Baked Camembert with Grapes, Pears, and Honey is a dish often enjoyed by the French. It requires minimum effort to prepare and it makes a great late summer dinner or holiday appetizer. Serve with rustic baguette!
These Crustless Tartlets with Apples, Ham, and Cheese Apple and ham are an easy dish to prepare and is equally perfect for an appetizer, breakfast, brunch, or dinner. These little savory delights somehow feel both rustic and fancy. Plus, they are low-carb so you can feel good popping more than one!