Blanquette de Veau

Blanquette de Veau is a warm and tender classic that holds space in both comfort food and fine dining.  The version below has the classic steps wit...

Birria: Tacos and Soup

Birria is a delicious stew of simple meat and complex flavor that makes you wonder how you lived without it.  The tacos then take the stew to anoth...

Roasted Tenderloin of Beef

Simply roasted meats let you focus on sides, party guests, wine, and all of the other parts of a great evening, or late afternoon lunch. The recipe...

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 Rosemary 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 ...