The Leftovers

Growing up my Japanese mom would occasionally make a full Thanksgiving dinner when it wasn't Thanksgiving, which was always a nice surprise. We wer...

Amaro Negroni

This negroni breaks from the usual equal-parts formula to make way for our delicious La Boîte American Amaro. The classic, bittersweet profile of ...

Za'atar Pasta

I love finding new uses for familiar spices. In this dish, za'atar supplies acidity, a grounding bitter note, and rich toasty flavor from the sesam...

Simple Crepes

Aba (dad) we want crepes, is a phrase I hear a few times a week. Crepes sound fancy and seem hard to make but they are not! And even though it is ...

Hemingway in Kochi

Hemingway is believed to have discovered this daiquiri when he was in Havana. He once said, “Don’t bother with churches, government buildings or ci...

Chicken Wings with Spiced Aioli

Ayala, which contains the classic combination of salt, pepper and rosemary—is a trio that always tastes great with chicken. Here it flavors both th...

Sweet Potato Puree

Sweet potatoes are like a blank canvas—you can top them with just about any- thing. I grew up with them in Israel, simply cooking them in the e...

Silan & Za'atar Roasted Chicken

When you make chicken every week you need to think of some new flavor combinations or else you get some funny faces from your family members!  I l...

Shabazi Roasted Potatoes

Shabazi on everything is often the joke at home. It is true that there are very few dishes where you can not add a touch of shabazi. This recipe m...

OMG, Baked Chicken Tenders

Simple to execute but complex in flavor, with almost all the crispy goodness of frying thanks to mayonnaise (which subs in for the oil and eggs, an...

Butternut Squash & Labne Salad

Butternut squash lends itself to so many preparations but I find that simply roasting it and serving it hot or at room temperature is one of my fa...

Turmeric & Coconut Vegetable Soup

Turmeric, ginger, and cardamom—three common ingredients in curry—bring warmth and a welcome bitterness to this soup, while coconut milk adds ri...