Was doing the usual, “What should we have for dinner routine (I don’t know, what do you want to have)?” as I was perusing the contents of the refrigerator.  Spotted some peanut butter and tahini, which sparked an idea for a spicy peanut dressing. I remembered a recipe for Shiitake Peanut Noodles that I had … Continue Reading

At first glance, this may look like an ordinary penne bolognese. However, there is neither tomato sauce nor meat in it. Don’t despair, this dish is extremely flavorful. In place of the traditional bolognese sauce is a harissa-based pesto that is sure to entice even the most die-hard carnivore. I’ve made red penne harissa many times, … Continue Reading

The connection between food and memory is powerful. Most of my fondest food memories are from experiences later in life, including recent Mediterranean travels, as food was not a big deal in my family growing up (and I’ve been trying to make up for it ever since). The first time I had sea urchin was … Continue Reading