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

Winter 2000

Jacques Pepin's Buche de Noel
Pepin shared this recipe as part of PEOPLE's first-ever Home Entertaining issue. A traditional Yule log cake might be time consuming to make, but since this one involves a vanilla-bourbon buttercream, we think it's well worth the effort