Tahina Braised Fish

Tahina is one of my favorite sauces, and things to eat. Very few people use it for cooking. The challenge is not to use high heat since it can "br...

Buta no Kakuni

Here's my version of a traditional Japanese dish that's perfect for colder weather. Pork belly braises under an otoshibuta (drop lid), until meltin...

Luberon-Braised Chicken Thighs

I don’t argue with Justin, since he’s a big, tall guy—but more so because he’s a great chef who has learned to embrace spices in a variety of cuisi...

Red Wine–braised Short Ribs

Steak au poivre meets beef bourguignon in this braise. A generous dose of black pepper, along with the licorice notes of fennel and the warming hea...

Citrus-Braised Short Ribs

When I was a chef at Daniel Boulud’s restaurant Daniel, I cooked four hundred pounds of short ribs a week. For a long time after I left, I coul...

Braised Oxtail

How many times did you see oxtail at your local butcher or store and just sadly ignored it? It is one of my favorite cuts of beef not to mention c...

Peach & Plum Braised Chicken

This recipe is a great way to use some overripe fruit and that half bottle of red wine you did not finish and just stayed on your counter for a fe...

Glazed Lamb Ribs

This recipe from chef Eli Buli of Bustan pairs roasted and braised lamb ribs with a rich pomegranate sauce. A refreshing salad of pickles and herbs...

Kale & Seaweed Salad

Here's a Japanese inspired salad that's great served hot or cold. It's an easy way to introduce sea vegetables to your diet; hijiki is lightly salt...

Kinpira Gobo

I grew up eating this dish, and every time I have it I feel a great connection to my Japanese heritage. Of course it doesn't hurt that it's easy to...

Quick Chickpea Stew

This chickpea, chard and tomato stew is great whether you have cooked or canned chickpeas, It's a perfect side dish or even served cold as a salad.  

Amba Vegetables

I grew up in Israel eating falafel at least once a week. One of the main condiments was amba, made from pickled preserved mango, turmeric and lemon...