This traditional Iranian mixture of nuts, seeds, and dried fruits is a staple of winter solstice celebrations.
Brightened with lemon and garlic, tahini becomes a bright, creamy dip.
The Middle Eastern spice blend za'atar (which combines sumac, oregano, sesame, hyssop, and other spices) flavors this simple cilantro-and-garlic dip. It's ideal served alongside roasted meats, or slathered on fresh-baked pita.
Chunks of lemon and cracked coriander seeds lend a bright flavor to these earthy olives.
This Middle Eastern winter salad has a creamy, nutty taste and a delicious bite of onions, flavored with sumac and lemon.
A sprinkling of herbs and a touch of lemon zest bring out the creamy flavor of fresh goats' milk cheese.
Homemade pimento cheese spread is the filling or the unusual appetizer.
Stone crabs are sold with small "arms" attached to the claws; this recipe uses both arm and claw meat.
Stone crab claws are usually served chilled, which gives the meat a finer, clearer flavor.
A forbidden pleasure to some, this classic French dish is to die for.
This dip is made with the most celebrated American blue cheese, and one of the best, Maytag Blue.
The garlicky pesto is a perfect match for sweet, silky scallops.
Christer Larsson of Christer's restaurant in New York shared the recipe for this Christmas classic with us.
This simple recipe showcases the pure flavor of ripe avocados.
Pungent robiola cheese can be substituted with brie, ricotta, or any other soft cheese in this simple no-cook appetizer.
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This simple salsa balances the sweetness of blood orange with lime, jalapeño, and avocado.
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