There’s a lot of fancy food in this world, and then there’s shepherd’s pie, a rustic hodgepodge often made with leftovers, seldom made the same way twice and always satisfying.
My dear friend and amazing chef Alon Shaya invited me along on a trip to Israel with the equally amazing chefs Mike Solomonov and Ashley Christensen. Preparing for the trip, I wanted to research the Holy Land and its food, so when I hit the ground, I had a grasp on what I could expect. […]
Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice that has a reputation as a brain enhancer, according to cookbook author Rebecca Katz. It’s an aromatic blend of thyme, sesame seeds, sumac, oregano, and marjoram that adds an incredible depth to this dish. Add it to most anything for an exotic flare—vegetables, salads, fish. You name it. If you’re […]