Preserved Lemons

Preserved Lemon, a Modern Pantry Essential | Tasting Table
Salty-tangy preserved lemons are, next to baby human beings, the most amazing thing you can make at home with little skill. Exaggeration? Perhaps. But they are incredibly versatile, deeply lemony, beautiful to behold—and they last forever and are dead-easy to make. You don’t even really need a proper recipe to make this wonder condiment, which originated in Morocco but is useful in everything from vinaigrettes to stews and wherever you want a bit…

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Grilled Za’atar Chicken

Grilled Za’atar Chicken with Tzatziki
Give your everyday grilled chicken some Middle Eastern flair with this aromatic garlicky spice rub featuring za’atar. I was lucky to be able to bring a lovely selection of spices back after an amazing trip to Israel, including za’atar. If you can’t find za’atar locally, I have provided an online site to purchase the spices as well as a link to an acceptable substitution you can prepare at home. Recipe Inspired by: Grilled Chicken with Za’atar-Bon…

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Chines Pork Buns

CHINESE BBQ PORK BUNS (Cha Siu Bao) – The Woks of Life
Ah, childhood. When choices were easy (Nickelodeon or Cartoon Network?) and one’s biggest concerns were in the vein of running home fast enough from the elementary school to catch the ice cream truck and the 3:30 PM escapades of Arthur the aardvark on PBS. When your parents seemed to know everything there was to know about …

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