Having contributed recipes and content to The Herb Companion for years, Julia is no novice when it comes to mixing up traditional recipes with herbs. Here, she reinvented classic panna cotta by infusing it with basil, typically used in savory cooking. But paired with white chocolate, it takes on a decidedly spicy mint flavor that’s absolutely divine! For the recipe, which was first published in Julia’s James Beard-nominated column in Sauce magazine, check out the blog. For more about Julia’s coveted James Beard recognition, see the “KUDOS” section of this site.