Duff. Goldman. Oh man, just look at that face! I had the sincere privilege of working with Duff during Season 2 of Donut Showdown. And we had a BLAST.
A simple dish, but its flavors are most definitely not! Curry leaves, man.
Za’atar…such a sexy word right?! The name just rolls off the tongue, all exotic-like! I guess it’s only fitting it brings back such good memories from when I lived in Israel. Oh, the things I would give just to snack on the freshly baked pita with za’atar from the street market in Tel-Aviv and shop for groceries with my grandma-cart in tow. I could definitely name a few!
When Athena Calderone and I met, it was like catching up with a friend I’ve known my whole life. An instant love that blossomed over our appreciation of great friends, close family and a shared obsession with putting olive oil, lemon and fresh herbs on anything and everything. I mean, LOVE. HER.
These carrots are inspired by one of my favorite restaurants in NYC, Cafe Mogador. Mogador was the first place I ate at when I moved to NYC and is one of the only restaurants I have continued to go to since. And that says A LOT because I have a very serious case of restaurant FOMO in NYC (fear of missing out on new spots and classic establishments). Yup, Mogador is super special to me.