I love to love Le Bernardin Cookbook by Eric Ripert. Love. The recipes rarely call for exotic ingredients, and more to the point, never 50 different ingredients for a single entree. This modified tuna tartare recipe was my go-to move as a single chic. It looks impressive, tastes exciting, and it’s easy, not to mention South Beach Diet friendly. I’m serving it these days with endive petals instead of homemade potato chips. The trick with endive is removing the bottom core and standing the endive upright in a bowl of sugar. Somehow the sugar draws out the bitterness—if only that worked on people.