March 2021

Berbere spiced chicken⁠

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Dad and I discovered berbere in Rome while sitting in a café near the Campo de’ Fiori market. “Something smells really good,” Dad said, before following his nose like a bloodhound to the spice stand. There, the seller told him about a chilespice blend called berbere, an essential addition to Ethiopian dishes, from vegetables to … [Read more…]

Briam with layered zucchini, eggplant, and tomatoes


Briam is a classic dish in which summer vegetables— especially eggplant—are slowly baked in lots of olive oil. It’s similar to a French tian, but the bold dose of oregano makes it inescapably Greek. You can find the recipe on page 112 of our cookbook Sea Salt and Honey. Print Recipe Briam with layered zucchini, … [Read more…]