Spring is the unofficial season of brunching, don't you think? One of my favorite dishes for brunch is this kuku, which is like the Persian cousin to the Italian frittata except that the eggs are a supporting player more than a star. Kuku is one of the main dishes made for Nowruz or Persian New Year, which happens the first
Walk into Tel Aviv's Tzfon Abraxas restaurant and there's music blasting, waiters singing, and cooks dancing. But that doesn't mean the food isn't taken seriously. My meal was nothing short of phenomenal but the undeniable favorite is the Charred Cauliflower, which I've recreated just for you, along with a Garlic Tahini Sauce recipe.
When I went to dinner at Messa Restaurant in Tel Aviv, I could not get enough of their beet spread. It was super smooth and airy, sweet and earthy so I made a version of this Walnut Beet Caviar Spread recipe when I returned home and one taste makes me feel like I am back at Messa again.
My last trip to the Middle East found me stuffing my face with loads of hummus, pita, and knafeh. By the time I got home, I needed to reset my diet but still wanted some of my favorite flavors of the region and the result was this Tahini Carrot Soup with Za'atar Croutons recipe.