8 Classic American Dishes—With a Twist

american classics twistCome summer, our appetites turn to the good old American standbys: apple pie, potato salad, fried chicken and burgers on the grill.

There's just one problem: We've been there, eaten that. So this year, consider giving some of your favorite classics a gourmet upgrade, like turning double-crust apple pie into a rustic tart, and whipping up a potato salad—minus the mayo.

Heretical, perhaps ... but definitely delicious.

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Cara Eisenpress is the co-founder and head chef of Big Girls, Small Kitchen, an award-winning home-cooking site.

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