Persian Vegetable Frittata

"Kuku sibzamini is the Persian version of a frittata. Shredded carrots, onion, zucchini and potato give it excellent texture—light and airy but de...

Tahdig

Like socarrat in Spain to nurunji in Korea, the crunchy layer on the bottom of the rice pot is a prize in cultures all over the world. Tahdig is th...

Comforting & Quick Chicken Soup

Putting diced chicken thighs into the pot with vegetables turns this into a satisfying chicken soup that is so quick to make, you can easily toss ...

Lemon & Artichoke Paella

To get all the pleasure of artichokes without the pain of preparing spiky fresh ones, I pop open a can. Of course, fresh artichokes taste, well, fr...

Spicy Saffron & Coriander Crusted Potatoes

Whole coriander and ajowan seeds toast along with the potatoes and offer great texture against the creamy saffron-infused potatoes.

Green Olive Saffron Gremolata

Green olive and saffron make a great condiment supported by the green chili flavor of jalapeño peppers.  Rounding out with olive oil and lemon zest...

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...