Fig Focaccia

This delicious, savory focaccia courtesy of the Israeli celebrity Chef Yisrael Aharoni is a great way to celebrate fig season.  The bread itself is...

Arugula Zucchini Pesto

Zucchini gives great creamy body to this nutty, lower oil, arugula pesto. Seasoned with ground Pierre Poivre, the light and refreshing pesto gains ...

Pierre Burrata Caprese

Ripe and juicy heirloom tomatoes are everywhere this time of year, and this classic way to enjoy them is always a treat. I lay a bit of Pierre Poiv...

Summer Orange Salsa

Inspired by a condiment I had in Sicily, this simple preparation is bright and lightly peppery from the garlic and spice. It's perfect as a refresh...

Tomato au Pierre Poivre

This is a play on a traditional french dish called tomate a la croque au sel which just means tomatoes with a salt crust or bite of salt. In this r...

Lazy Scallion Pancakes

Real scallion pancakes are delicious, but a bit labor intensive, so I always end up buying them rather than making them. This version instead uses ...

Beef & Citrus Stew

Making stews is one of my favorite things. It is a one pot meal and they also freeze really well for these weeks or days when you have less time to...

Riviera Veggie Bites

This is something my wife and I will make on the weekends to keep in the freezer for easy weekday dinners. My son Max loves them, the ingredients t...

The Perfect Steak

What is the secret to the perfect steak? To us, it's a beautiful crust, nice char and, of course, the flavor of the meat combined with our Pierre ...

Pepper Crusted Beef Tenderloin

This is anything but your usual steak recipe. The complex Pierre Poivre N.7 spice blend used to crust the beef and flavor the mushroom sauce is pro...

Patty Melt

One of my favorite sandwiches, and a very easy prep at that (it all cooks in one pan). Make sure you use a good bread, my favorite is a sourdough w...

Mini Skillet Meatloaves

I grew up eating my parents' ideas of what American food was. This included a meatloaf that was loosely based on the Joy of Cooking recipe, but cou...