Sicilian Sesame Candy

One of my favorite places in the world, Sicily is home to deceptively simple cuisine, revealing deep layers when you start digging. For example, th...

Gyoza

Having a Japanese mother means I grew up eating these. Gyoza are the Japanese take on Chinese jiaozi. The thin skin and rich garlic flavor are per...

Hazelnut Chocolate Babka

Based on my challah dough, a touch of heat from ancho chile amplifies the chocolaty indulgence twisted into this cinnamon-and-ginger-scented dough....

Fruit Caponata

As you may know, I’m a huge fan of Sicily and their regional cuisine. My wife and I had many servings of caponata as we traveled the island, and th...