Amma’s Fresh Tomato Juice

Asha Gomez’s childhood home in Kerala was near the Catholic school, and she remembers priests and nuns dropping by often just to drink her...

Lacy Kerala Style Appam

In Kerala, wheat-based breads are rare. You’re more likely to find Appam, a lacy, crepe-like bread made with fermented rice batter and coconut milk.

Stewed Plantains

You can serve these plantains as a side dish or as dessert. This dish pairs nicely with the rice-flour Appam.

Railways Beef Curry

Because Kerala has a sizeable Christian population, this is one of the few regions in India where beef is regularly eaten. The cinnamon imparts...

Tropical Fall Salad

Add a zing of spice and citrus to fruit for a fresh side dish that balances out the richness of the pepper, curry, and...

Browned Butter Doughnuts with Orange-Browned Butter Glaze

Pairing tangy citrus with nutty brown butter, this glaze adds a little extra zest to a bakery standard. Be sure to glaze the doughnuts...

Pots de Crème

This silky dessert is a big step up from your basic pudding—it eats more like the center of a really good chocolate truffle.  

Happy Hour Hot Chocolate

Warm up with a one-two chocolate punch from Chicago’s queen of cocoa When it’s cold and blustery outside, Chicagoans know the best place to retreat...
Grapefruit Soufflés with Grapefruit Crème Anglaise

Grapefruit Soufflés with Grapefruit Crème Anglaise

Bitter with bright acidity, this oversized citrus works well in baking because it pairs so beautifully with vanilla. The key to a successful soufflé...

Tangerine Madeleines

A relative of the mandarin that’s smaller, sweeter, and easier to peel than a regular orange. It imparts the delicate essence of orange without...


Carrot Cake Scones

Carrot Cake Scones

The queen of spring cakes, now in a tender scone. Though we trade the traditional cream cheese frosting for a honeyed Crème Fraîche Icing in...
Homemade Matzo

Homemade Matzo