Gigantes Beans

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I fell in love with these giant beans--often served as part of a mezhedes spread--in Athens. They're meaty, soaked through with flavor and thoroughly satisfying. To this day, my favorite way to enjoy them is still with toothpicks and a glass of ouzo.

Banana Licuado

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Our Banana Licuado recipe is Mexican-style cross between a smoothie and a milkshake. It's a tasty breakfast or snack that's ready in a flash.

Sparkling Green Grapefruit Cocktail

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Champagne, grapefruit juice and anise-flavored liqueur add up to a sparkling, seasonal winter sipper.

Spicy Valentine’s Day Love Potion

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Drawing from folklore, nutrition, and the laws of good taste, this invigorating beverage contains calcium-rich milk, zinc-rich pine nuts, and antioxidant-rich spices. A bit of honey lends sweetness. Will it help your love life? Who knows, but it’s a delicious and potent energy-booster nonetheless.

Chicken Pate with Brandy (Chopped Liver)

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Old-school chopped liver -- "Jewish pate" -- gets an upscale makeover in this simple make-ahead recipe.

Umami Stuffed Mushrooms

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Mushrooms and Parmigiano-Reggiano are the kings of umami, amplifying one another’s flavor exponentially. Spinach and prosciutto add even more to the mix to make this hors d'oeuvre simply irresistible.

Watermelon-Basil Agua Fresca

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This agua fresca is as refreshing as a slice of watermelon with a little hint of perfumed sweetness.