Kinpira Gobo

I grew up eating this dish, and every time I have it I feel a great connection to my Japanese heritage. Of course it doesn't hurt that it's easy to...

Masala Roast Chicken

Making a masala (a blend of Indian spices that varies from town to town and kitchen to kitchen), lets you add great flavor to a dish you might alre...

Quick Chickpea Stew

This chickpea, chard and tomato stew is great whether you have cooked or canned chickpeas, It's a perfect side dish or even served cold as a salad.  

Amba Vegetables

I grew up in Israel eating falafel at least once a week. One of the main condiments was amba, made from pickled preserved mango, turmeric and lemon...

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...

Ochazuke Paella

This new dish, blending the flavors of Japanese ochazuke with paella technique, was a delight to create and even more fun to eat. This version is c...

Spice Crusted Grilled Ribeye

Ribeye is one of my favorite cuts and is fun to cook on a grill. Cooking a steak with a spice crust is a bit different than cooking one that just h...

Orange Blossom Bundt Cake

Based on the master recipe for Olive Oil Cake, the chocolate and citrus aroma of urfa is echoed in both the cocoa powder and orange blossom water a...

Crispy Steak Flautas

Summer cooking is often about speed for me. The last thing I want to do it stand over a hot stove for hours. Thinly sliced steak cooks in a flash; ...

Pan con Tomate

This classic Spanish recipe is perfect for anytime, whether you are having a snack or serving it before a meal. The 3 key things are great tomatoes...

Vegan Coconut Malabi

Malabi is a dessert traditionally made with milk. This vegan version uses coconut milk, allowing more people to enjoy this sweet treat. Chef Shir t...

Pan de Sal

For generations, pandesal has been the staple bread of Filipinos from all walks of life. Growing up in a bakery, my fondest childhood memories have...