Pilpel Broiled Ribeye

This recipe uses a custom pepper-based spice blend from The Spice Companion which brings out some of the best flavors in beef. Since it's winter, L...

Chili Noir

Inspired by Salsa Macha and Chili Crisp, Chili Noir is the La Boîte version.   It’s full of the nutty aroma of toasted sesame, perfectly golden-cri...

Chili Crisp

Inspired by the addictively delicious Lao Gan Ma, our chili crisp is deeply flavored with dry spices and a blend of chilis that bring you a hot-but...

Oven-Roasted Chicken Soup

Roasting chicken first and then braising it in the oven with sautéed vegetables makes for the best chicken soup. The oven gives the chicken a rotis...

Ozōni 

Here is my take on a dish I grew up eating with my brother and mom back home in San Francisco. Nowadays with a young son I don’t always have time ...

Rich Cinnamon Syrup

Made with vibrant and floral soft-stick cinnamon, this flavor-packed and dense syrup (rich means a 2:1 ratio of sugar to water) is a great ingredie...

Braised Collards & Black-Eyed Peas

This is a common dish to eat for good luck on New Years Day in the South, and something my wife Lisa (who is from Houston), and I often enjoy. We h...

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 ...

Onions Monégasque

This agrodolce (sweet and sour) dish from Monaco is an ideal accompaniment to cheeses, roasted meats and poultry, and breads, and are also a delici...

Terra Holiday Gimlet

This cocktail from our friends over at Cardinal Spirits uses our collaborative Terra Botanical Gin, created with a custom La Boîte spice blend.

Tahina Braised Fish

Tahina is one of my favorite sauces, and things to eat. Very few people use it for cooking. The challenge is not to use high heat since it can "br...

Noga Stir Fry

Stir-fry at home is fun, easy, healthy (depending on what you put in it), and fast. But very few of us have the kind of stovetop that really gets h...