The Classics America Loves

Like blue jeans or an Hermès scarf, these dishes will never go out of style.

Fondue comes and goes, but lemon and garlic chicken is forever. For a dish to withstand the test of time and become a classic, it has to be something you want to return to again and again. One portion of pasta with flying-fish roe a year and you've had enough; one plate of pasta Bolognese a week and you're hungry for more.

PUBLISHED September 2000