Whole Roasted Pineapple

Pineapple is one of my favorite fruits. Sadly, I find that it's not cooked often enough. To me, the key to delicious cooked pineapple is to pick a...

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...

Panettone Pain Perdu

Something quick and fun, since I found myself with a bounty of panettone and then wanted to see how much I could optimize my french toast techniqu...

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...

Puff Pastry Croutons

This recipe uses our Luberon N4 blend and Christian's dead-easy puff pastry method to make these flaky and airy herbed croutons. Because the herbs ...

Le Puy Lentil Soup

When blended, Le Puy lentils turn into a hearty soup. You can make it as smooth or chunky, thick or thin, as you like. A dollop of yogurt sauce...

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...

No-Waste Potato Leek Soup

Growing up with a Japanese mother you learn about mottainai, the loose English meaning is "do not waste", though a more literal meaning includes "w...