If there's one simple French dish you master, let it be a great baguette sandwich. This traditional Parisian recipe from Chef Michael Toscano of New York City's Montmartre restaurant features jambon de Paris — find this savory, slightly spiced ham at a charcuterie shop or substitute any other unsmoked ham. Top with sweet fig jam, creamy, pungent Camembert cheese and tender argula and enjoy. 

Says the chef, "Something as simple as a ham baguette, executed with incredible ingredients, can make the perfect bite. In this version, we mix things up by adding sweet and savory elements with the fig jam and delicious French whole-grain mustard."