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Even some seasoned cooks shy away from using unfamiliar spices, but there's nothing to fear about fresh, high-quality spices, which are nothing like the stale, powdery stuff on supermarket shelves. Spice expert Lior Lev Sercarz, owner of La Boîte, a spice shop in New York City, has dedicated his life to reintroducing home cooks to spice blends and the infinite ways they can amplify the flavor of foods.
Beyond his duties at the store, Lior is part of the Lean Cuisine Culinary Roundtable, a group of chefs who gather quarterly to inspire new flavors for Lean Cuisine products. The team recently met at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone to discuss their expertise with food writers, and Lior showcased tips and tricks on developing unforgettable spice blends at home.
Unlike the La Boîte product line, which features carefully crafted blends of the highest quality spices from around the world, Lior's demo at the CIA kitchen was a casual affair. It was less about the spices origin and the exact measurements of each spice and more about learning the basics of whole spices and the method of creating a flavorful, homemade blend. If you're interested in becoming a mad spice scientist, Lior offers helpful tips for making a successful, spice-blending experiment.
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Rejoice, Top Chef: Just Desserts fans! Season one winner Yigit Pura has a new San Francisco patisserie, Tout Sweet, opening this Saturday, Sept. 8. Billed as a French patisserie inspired by Northern California produce, this très chic pastry shop is sure to tempt all but the most stalwart sweets-averse. For those of you living outside the SF Bay Area, don't fret: chef Pura is currently penning a cookbook titled Sweet Alchemy, due out next Fall, and has plans for eventual nationwide expansion.
Is there anything that quite beats brilliantly colored berries or long beans at a nearby Summer stand? We think not, which is why we challenged you to take at least one stroll through the farmers market and share your finds via Instagram. From squash blossoms to heirlooms to carrots for days, here are some of the season's best.
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I'm about to out myself in a big way: until relatively recently, I found cooked kale's cruciferous twang a bit off-putting, unpalatable even. Despite the overarching food-world wisdom praising its greatness (what other vegetable has a news-worthy slogan?), somehow, I just couldn't get into the leafy green. That is, until kale met miso.
Both kale and miso bring potent flavors to the table, yet when paired together, something magical happens, and I can't help but snap up these crispy snacks with near maniacal intensity. And while kale and miso on their own are quite the treat, I like to gild the lily with a generous dusting of tingly and fragrant shichimi togarashi. This spice blend is technically optional, and could be replaced with red chili flakes or the like in a pinch, for such a minor investment (I found mine in the Asian section of my local supermarket for less than $2, it's also available online
) it provides a big payoff.
For those curious: shichimi means "seven spice," and is generally composed of a blend of ground chili pepper, Sichuan pepper, orange peel, black-and-white sesame seeds, nori, ginger, and hemp seed, all of which meld together into a super-spice far greater than the sum of their parts.