Anthony Bourdain on the Glory of Ugly Foods
Warm Sausage and Lentil Salad
French green lentils soak up flavor and hold their shape after cooking, which make them the perfect legume for warm winter dishes.
Pork Braised in Milk
The late cookbook author Marcella Hazan popularized this Italian method of slow-cooking pork shoulder in milk, which yields a velvety sauce for spooning over the pork and sopping with bread.
Spicy Kimchi Tofu Stew
Stop at a Korean market on the way home from work, and you can have this soothing, vibrant dish on the table in 30 minutes.
This satisfying vegetarian cauliflower curry is fresh and bright tasting, with a subtle coconut flavor.
Fish Sauce–Caramel Chicken
This addictive take on ga kho gung, Vietnamese caramelized chicken with ginger and fish sauce, is sweetened with shallots, garlic, and palm sugar.
Roasted Mushroom and Vermouth Risotto
Roasting mushrooms concentrates their flavor, while dry vermouth offers an aromatic kick to this otherwise classic risotto.
A dash of fish sauce adds depth and an extra hit of umami to an otherwise classic Hungarian goulash