Japanese food -Takoyaki - it's baked octopus dumplings topped with bonito flakes, minced dried laver, (pickled ginger, sliced green onion, mayonnaise) and a special sauce: photo by Yohei Yamashita, via Flickr:
Thirty cloves of garlic go into this creamy side dish, adapted from Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Volume 1 (Alfred A. Knopf, 1961). The cloves are first blanched whole, which enhances their sweetness, then used to make a rich béchamel sauce that’s stirred into mashed potatoes with cream and parsley.
22 Easy French-Inspired Recipes That Anyone Can Make
This shortcut recipe produces a vibrant chicken stew that tastes like it's been simmering all day. The key to success? Rotisserie chicken and plenty of full-flavored ingredients, like fresh rosemary and white wine. Recipe: Coq au Vin - Delish.com