PEOPLE'S 40 Greatest Recipes

In honor of our fortieth anniversary, we've chosen our tastiest and most iconic dishes from the last four decades

March 29, 1976

Fish in Cream & Cognac from
Alice's Restaurant

While the famed restaurant from Arlo Guthrie's 1967 song had gone through many iterations by the time this recipe ran in PEOPLE, it doesn't take away from just how good the poached fish in cream sauce is.