Bucatini Amatriciana

Bucatini Amatriciana is on the list of names for my first born.   As with many great Italian dishes, high quality ingredients are very important.  ...

Grated Tomato Flatbreads with Poppy Seeds

Spreading grated fresh tomatoes over garlicky flatbread adds a summery freshness. Adding the juicy tomatoes to the already baked flatbreads instead...

Canning Tomatoes

Whether preserving the fruits of labor from your own tomato garden or hoarding those amazing summer farmers’ market tomatoes, canning is a great wa...

Ayala Smashed Potatoes

This is one of my go to side dishes that never fails and is a crowd pleaser. It can be prepared in advance and paired with a protein or a salad.

End of Summer Salad

I love this time of year here in Brooklyn. Summer vegetables abound, and fresh herbs and radishes are returning now that the heat has died down. Th...

Pizza Posto Garlic Bread

Why choose pizza or garlic bread when you can choose yes.  I love having this with salad or broccoli and parmesan pasta.

Spicy Sour Pickles

This is a quick little pickle featuring the Sheba blend with cumin, paprika, and cayenne.  It uses only two Persian cucumbers, a little vinegar, an...

Dvora Falafel

Full of fresh herbs and crunchy Dvora flavor, falafel is always best freshly made and straight out of the pan.

Mish Mash

This playful cocktail (and the most common mispronunciation of our Mishmish blend), is based on a recipe that's more than 100 years old, the Adalor...

Radicchio with Zaatar and Olive

Grilled or pan roasted radicchio get a roasted flavor while remaining crisp. 

Ayala Lamb Chops

My wife and I love making these lamb chops since they are so simple. I based the recipe on a Northern Italian preparation, scottadito (which means ...

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.