Terra Holiday Gimlet

This cocktail from our friends over at Cardinal Spirits uses our collaborative Terra Botanical Gin, created with a custom La Boîte spice blend.

Creamy Slaw with Labne-Tahini Dressing

In my version of a creamy slaw, labne and tahini replace the traditional mayonnaise. The labne has a tangy edge and the tahini a nutty richness tha...

Tahina Braised Fish

Tahina is one of my favorite sauces, and things to eat. Very few people use it for cooking. The challenge is not to use high heat since it can "bre...

Luberon Grilled Cheese

Another dish I discovered when I moved to the US in 2002 was a grilled cheese sandwich. I still am not sure about the name since there is no grill ...

Noga Stir Fry

Stir-fry at home is fun, easy, healthy (depending on what you put in it), and fast. But very few of us have the kind of stovetop that really gets h...

Sufganyot Donuts

Even chefs have a soft spot for fried comfort food. Steven and Michael decided to turn that affection into a business. At Federal Donuts, they use ...

Vadouvan Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I must admit that until I moved to the US nearly 20 years ago I was not a fan of Brussels sprouts, but things have changed. I am now a big fan and ...

Sfinge - Moroccan Donuts

Sfinge (also transliterated as sfenj) are a Moroccan donut-like fritter traditionally made from an unsweetened yeast dough. Usually served with pla...

Buta no Kakuni

Here's my version of a traditional Japanese dish that's perfect for colder weather. Pork belly braises under an otoshibuta (drop lid), until meltin...

Luberon-Braised Chicken Thighs

I don’t argue with Justin, since he’s a big, tall guy—but more so because he’s a great chef who has learned to embrace spices in a variety of cuisi...

Chili Roasted Sweet Potatoes

I love using different chili powders as a source of heat, but mainly because of their other characteristics such as fruit flavors, herbaceousness a...

Cod Brandade

My chef friend Jeremy likes to add his own twist to classic dishes, like this cod brandade. Instead of buying salted cod, he gives fresh fish a qui...