Beef Phở

Considered the national dish of Vietnam, this dish has a history as rich and complex as flavor of the broth. Originating in the north, following th...

Flatbread with Labne & Onion

Whole fennel and anise seeds baked into and onto these flatbreads give each bite a little crunch. With a cool topping of thick, tangy labne and cri...

Caramelized Fennel Salad

You can make this salad right after cooking and cooling the fennel, or up to a week later. The saltiness of the olives and cheese is really nic...

Olive Oil Cake

As much as I love butter, I prefer olive oil in my cake batter. It’s a flavorful and interesting fat that’s a vehicle for either savory or sweet se...

Roasted Mixed Vegetables

I used to be all about high-heat roasting, but the great chef Ana Sortun taught me to “slow it down, let it cook.” That lesson applies here. By roa...

Seared Salmon

Salmon skin is delicious when pan-seared—it becomes as crisp as a potato chip—and it’s even tastier when it’s crusted with spices. Those same spice...

Roasted Rack of Lamb

This dish looks beautiful enough for a dinner party but is simple enough for a weeknight meal too. It’ll make you look good either way. I skip the ...

Feta-Stuffed Meatballs

My oven-roasting technique simultaneously cooks the meatballs and olives forming a rich sauce. Inspired by the meatball kebabs I grew up with in Is...

Poached Salmon

Poaching salmon keeps it extremely moist and makes it silky and flavorful— it’s also incredibly easy and takes very little time to cook. Unlike mos...

Skillet Braised Fennel

Fennel is one of the most versatile vegetables, especially when pan-roasted and braised as it is here. Its fresh licorice-like bite mellows into a ...

Spice Crusted Grilled Ribeye

Ribeye is one of my favorite cuts and is fun to cook on a grill. Cooking a steak with a spice crust is a bit different than cooking one that just h...

White Beans with Charred Spinach

These braised white beans are the most flavorful white beans you’ll ever taste. Spices penetrate the beans while they cook in a liquid infused with...