Turkey Zucchini Burgers with Sumac Yogurt Sauce

I thank the universe every day for giving us Yotam Ottolenghi, the originator of this recipe from his cookbook Jerusalem. These little balls of joy are an absolutely go-to for me for everything from dinner parties to regular old weeknight meals. They are great the night you  make them, and they are great for several…

Cranberry Pistachio Salsa with Goat Cheese

A dear family friend in Texas made this dish a few years ago, and my reaction to it was so disproportionately huge and effusive that she (being an extremely classy and thoughtful woman) promptly mailed me a copy of the cookbook it came from. This dish would be a festive and impressive crowd pleasing appetizer…

Good Luck Black Eyed Peas

I grew up with Hoppin’ John as a New Years food: black eyed peas, ham hock, onion, celery, a few spices. Eating black eyed peas on New Years to bring good luck is a Southern tradition that my supremely superstitious Yankee mother felt strongly about, and so we ate it every year. Unfortunately, I HATED…

Banh Mi Bowls

This dish is a winner. As I’ve made clear, I love making meatballs. I especially love meatballs that have completely different flavor profiles than your run-of-the-mill italian variety, and this recipe is EVERYTHING I could ever hope for. As with everything we post here, pretty much all of this recipe is adaptable to whatever you…

Abel’s Famous Bloody Mary

I try to keep the long-winded origin stories on these recipes to a minimum, but sorry folks, this one is worth it. It all started on Thanksgiving day, four years ago. It was Abel’s and my first Thanksgiving together, and we were hosting a friends-giving at my house. I had told him that I love…