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Sephardic Turkish Salad

July 21, 2010
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Matbucha or Turkish Salad Did you ever notice a deep red, spread consistency, rich flavored dish served on most Mezze platters or displays? Commonly known in Israel as Turkish salad, or Matbucha, it may be Moroccan in origin

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Brisket for Passover

March 26, 2010
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Brisket is one of the best cuts of meat to serve for a holiday.  Brisket can serve a crowd, is relatively economical, and you can cook it ahead.  When I cook it ahead, I degrease and cut the brisket into thin slices before I reheat it.

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California Dreaming and Grilled Steak

November 12, 2009
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Nothing is as tranquil as an unoccupied luminescent blue pool in the early morning light.  The ambient temperature water envelops my body as I swim, methodically slicing through the placid liquid with the sides of my hands like a hot clean knife through chocolate cake.  Classical music is entering my ears from beneath the water’s […]

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