The Recipes


How would you like your change?

For some families politics is a Thanksgiving dinner conversation third rail. For others it’s religion or money. In mine, it’s change. Some families thrive on it, craving a constant new. Mine, however feel change is best conducted at geologic rate. We are particularly fond of tradition – and with good reason. My Mom […]


Georgian Persian Fusion Cauliflower Soup

Georgian Persian Fusion Cauliflower Soup Serves 6 – 8 I developed this recipe for a cooking demo at Washington, DC’s Bazaar Spices combining Persian and Georgian spices. Dry Adjika is Georgia’s answer to Garam Masala. Warm and fragrant with fennel, red pepper and blue fenugreek. Dried black limes are brined and sun-dried […]


Persian Spiced Chicken

Persian Spiced Chicken Serves 4-6 Remember chicken Cacciatore? This is the Persian version, rich and comforting.  The warmth and heat of Baharat is balanced by the pleasant bitterness of Sabzi Ghormeh stewing herbs. Tart black lemons brighten the sweetness of red pepper.  Ingredients: 2 black lemons 2 cups boiling water 1 […]


Bourbon Brown Sugar Strawberries with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream

Bourbon Brown Sugar Strawberries with Vanilla Mascarpone Cream Serves 4 I like simple recipes that taste anything but, and they don’t get any better – and easier – than when all the ingredients are in the title. Slice, macerate, whisk and enjoy! Ingredients: 1 pint strawberries, hulled and quartered 2 […]