Charred Leeks and Muhammara

Charred leeks are a favorite in spring, served with a smokey dip like muhammara.  It reminds me of the Catalan ceremonial charring of wintered lee...

Crumb-Crusted Smoky Pork Chops

Similar to schnitzel, these pork chops have a lighter crunchy crust, smoky with pimenton, hot with Aleppo pepper, and aromatic with coriander.  

Stovetop Chicken Paella

The rendered fat from browned chicken thighs seared in the pan before cooking the vegetables seasons every part of this paella. This recipe is ...

Fish & Chips (Technically)

Haha yes I know. For this dish I take a can of high quality tuna, top it with a bit of Japanese mayonnaise and Piment d'Espelette, then olive oil f...

Roasted Mixed Vegetables

I used to be all about high-heat roasting, but the great chef Ana Sortun taught me to “slow it down, let it cook.” That lesson applies here. By roa...

Baked Penne

This old-school style of baked penne—coated with classically spiced red sauce, mozzarella, and Parmesan—is pure comfort food. My nostalgia for it c...

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...

Creamy Carrot Pasta

Using the Creamy Carrot Soup recipe, you can create a pasta sauce that kids—and adults—will love. Its natural sweetness is irresistible and complex...

Farro with Toasted Noodles

Throughout Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey, rice is often cooked with broken bits of toasted vermicelli noodles, which are sometimes called fideos in S...

Smoky Chickpeas

While canned chickpeas are passable, they’ll never be as tasty as these freshly cooked ones. I like to cook chickpeas just to have them around. The...

Creamy Carrot Soup

The magic of this soup is that it’s creamy without any cream. When the vegetables are blended together, they develop a luxurious silky texture and ...

Sabich Burgers with Peach Amba

We’re big on Meatless Mondays in my house so I’m always trying to come up with creative ways to feed my family. Eggplants make a great substitute f...