Mango Lassi

Who doesn't love a lassi (pronounced luh-see by the way). Mangoes are in season and plentiful right now, so I usually have some ripening on my coun...

Toum

This condiment is one of my favorite things to make in the summer, when garlic is fresh and in-season. It's a classic sauce in Lebanon, and fantast...

Chicken Biryanish

This is a decadent and perfumed dish that demonstrates how spices can transform simple ingredients. Chicken, rice, and onions are rendered luxuriou...

Limonana

This is a classic beverage throughout the Middle East, and a very popular summer drink in Israel. Unsurprisingly, it’s traditionally made without a...

Beach House Paella

My brother and I grew up eating versions of paella made by our German and Japanese parents. Though both would have upset most traditionalists, we l...