Steak Tartare

To me there are few things so satisfying and delicious as a well-made steak tartare. Requiring only basic knife shills and top-quality ingredients ...

Vermouth-Braised Short Ribs

Both red vermouth and bits of dried fruit bring a jammy sweetness to this braise. Savory spices like bay leaves and white pepper balance the sugar,...

Pepper Grilled Ribeye and Carrots

You can never have enough flavor in your arsenal when grilling or roasting with single step spices. No mixing, no grinding, just marinate or sprin...

Lachmajoun

Lachmajoun (lahmacun/lamajoun/lamachoun, etc.) is a thin, Turkish flatbread baked with meat, vegetables, and spices. It's charry and thin like a li...

Kofte & Couscous

Here's something that might seem exotic and fancy, but is simple and easy, thanks to a few innovative techniques, flavors, and spices. The kofte co...

Root Vegetable & Date Stew

Rub Adom is fantastic on meats, and here it lends depth to a Middle Eastern twist on beef stew. Comforting and familiar, fresh and interesting.

Braised Brisket with Ayala and Pomegranate

When preparing for the holidays, a good brisket recipe with maximum flavor makes the deliciously tender outcome worth the wait. Let’s remember you...

Beef Phở

Considered the national dish of Vietnam, pho has a history as rich and complex as flavor of the broth. Originating in the north, following the part...

Steak Fajitas

Izak is my secret to flavorful fajitas. Just make a simple marinade for skirt steak, then grill or pan fry. Cook some onions and peppers and serve ...

Ropa Vieja

This traditionally Cuban dish is like a rich stew, the flank steak broken down to the point of absolute tenderness, hence the name literally transl...

Ararat Reubens

Full circle. Our Ararat N35 blend is inspired by the flavors of pastırma, which is the progenitor of pastrami. In this recipe I use the blend to fl...

Ararat Taco Night

Our Ararat blend is inspired by bastirma, a traditional air-dried cured meat. The fenugreek, Urfa chili, and onion also lend themselves well to sea...