For an herb-infused delight, try cooking new potatoes in parchment, easier than it sounds. You pile a couple of pounds of potatoes onto a large round of baking parchment along with garlic, herbs and olive oil. Fold the parchment into a parcel and consign it to the oven for 45 minutes. When you open the package, steam-roasted new potatoes beckon. Indulge. (Photo: Jim Wilson/The New York Times)
Four-Herb Tabbouleh: This delightful tabbouleh, which uses Israeli couscous in place of bulgur, follows the Lebanese tradition of including more herbs than grain. Grace Parisi adds both parsley and lovage, which has a light, bright flavor similar to celery leaves.
Macaroni Gratin Recipe from Food & Wine (This deliciously moist macaroni gratin is a far cry from American macaroni and cheese. Chef Benoît Guichard cooks the pasta in milk, then cools the cooking liquid down with ice cubes, a technique that keeps the macaroni from drying out. The dish can be served as a main-course pasta for four with a salad or as an accompaniment to roasted meats or poultry.)