Plum & Dandelion Salad

This recipe uses the PK spice blend to make a bright and savory vinaigrette, perfect for balancing the sweet and earthy flavors of this plum and da...

Mango Lassi

Who doesn't love a lassi (pronounced luh-see by the way). Mangoes are in season and plentiful right now, so I usually have some ripening on my coun...

Hibiscus Margarita

As the weather gets warmer frozen drinks get more and more appealing. Add the tart and floral flavor of hibiscus and the color and taste get more a...

Skillet-Fried Banana Bread

Based on the stellar recipe from Mastering Spice, this loaf is sliced, then fried in slices to create a flavorful crust. Perfect with cream, ice cr...

Tunisian Preserved Lemons

This Tunisian recipe is an homage to my grandfather Izak who used to make this for us as kids. The blend in this recipe is named after him. 

Honeydew-Avocado Agua Fresca

Güero is, basically, a torta shop that also has a full cocktail bar featuring a selection of mezcals and tequilas. You’ll find nonalcoholic beverag...

Beef & Citrus Stew

Making stews is one of my favorite things. It is a one pot meal and they also freeze really well for these weeks or days when you have less time to...

Billows & Thieves

Former Bonnie bar director Mike Di Tota’s wife, Chelsea, doesn’t drink, and this was her favorite cocktail on his menu. When I met her at the bar t...

Whole Lemon Pepper

Most citrus is in season in the winter, and I always like to dry thin slices to use for spice blends, teas, and cooking in the off-season. Whole sl...

Whole Roasted Pineapple

Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits but sadly not cooked often enough. To me the key is to pick a great ripe pineapple or just leave it for up t...

Spiced Hot Toddy

A perfect beverage for cooler weather. My version pairs a young Islay scotch with complementary spices. If you don't drink I've included some spicy...

Hemingway in Kochi

Hemingway is believed to have discovered this daiquiri when he was in Havana. He once said, “Don’t bother with churches, government buildings or ci...