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...

Chicken Wings with Spiced Aioli

Ayala, which contains the classic combination of salt, pepper and rosemary—is a trio that always tastes great with chicken. Here it flavors both th...

Sweet Potato Puree

Sweet potatoes are like a blank canvas—you can top them with just about any- thing. I grew up with them in Israel, simply cooking them in the e...

Silan & Za'atar Roasted Chicken

When you make chicken every week you need to think of some new flavor combinations or else you get some funny faces from your family members!  I l...

Shabazi Roasted Potatoes

Shabazi on everything is often the joke at home. It is true that there are very few dishes where you can not add a touch of shabazi. This recipe m...

OMG, Baked Chicken Tenders

Simple to execute but complex in flavor, with almost all the crispy goodness of frying thanks to mayonnaise (which subs in for the oil and eggs, an...

Turmeric & Coconut Vegetable Soup

Turmeric, ginger, and cardamom—three common ingredients in curry—bring warmth and a welcome bitterness to this soup, while coconut milk adds ri...

Lemon in the Coconut

Unlike Harry Nilsson, who “put a lime in the coconut”, I've chosen lemon, and hope you'll “drank ‘em bot’ up” in this tropical rum punch.  

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...

Rosemary Thanksgiving Stuffing

Our Ayala blend lends a herbaceous and garlicky zest to a classic Thanksgiving stuffing, perfectly balancing savory bacon, sausage, or mushrooms.

Chickpea Flatbreads

This flatbread, which is my take on pita, is tender thanks to the addition of chickpea flour. It also has loads of flavor since it’s flecked with s...

Cranberry Agrodolce

Agrodolce is Italian for sweet and sour. This recipe uses fresh cranberries and apple cider vinegar infused with Luberon N4 for a new take on a Tha...