NYT Cooking: A drizzle of honey and a blast of heat transform a standard block of crumbly feta into an unexpectedly luscious, creamy spread for pita and vegetables. This, with a hunk of crusty bread and a glass of chilled white wine, is the perfect warm weather supper. If you can't get your hands on thyme honey, the regular sort will do just fine.
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NYT Cooking: In this Provençal rendition of pan-cooked chicken breasts, the mushrooms take on and added dimension of flavor as they deglaze the pan with the help of one of their favorite partners, dry white wine.
Here is a dish that melds the best flavors of summer into a robust salad Yotam Ottolenghi calls for cherry tomatoes, but summer’s best tomatoes would also be right at home among the feta, mint and za’atar, the Middle Eastern spice blend Serve it alongside grilled meat, preferably in the back yard, summer nipping at the heels.
Like many dishes that rely on combinations of spices, a tagine, which is a slowly braised stew, may look more intimidating to cook than it is Even with shortcuts, the results are exotic in flavor and appearance My version of this tagine may not compare to those that begin with toasting and grinding spices and peeling grapes, but it is easily executed and, I think, divine
NYT Cooking: The British-by-way-of-Jerusalem chef Yotam Ottolenghi cooked this recipe as part of what he called “a Middle Eastern take on a proper English garden party.” He raises high the street-meat ideal of shawarma, resulting in a deeply flavored cut of lamb. The lamb would ideally meet the spice mix the day before it is cooked, so it takes some time, but not much work. The%...
NYT Cooking: If you are ever at a loss for what to make for an impromptu dinner party, especially if there will be vegetarians at the table, consider this luxurious mushroom risotto. I added peas because I wanted to introduce some color, and also because the sweetness of the peas fits right in with the flavors of this dish. But this satisfying, elegant dish is fine without peas...
Spinach Salad With Mushrooms and Hibiscus Flower Vinaigrette