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Taste the Silk Road

For this installation of Salt & Pomegranates, I’m gleaning inspiration from two recent cookbooks: Samarkand: Recipes & Stories from Central Asia & the Caucasus and Taste of Persia: A Cook’s Travels through Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, and Kurdistan. The cuisines of these regions reflect the diversity of their populations as well as the unity of their ingredients (lamb, pomegranates, saffron, warming spices, bright…

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Ah, Odessa!

On June 12th, Salt & Pomegranates will present a dinner inspired by the Ukrainian city of Odessa. An international port, Odessa has historically attracted a lively mix of international characters from Greece, Armenia, Georgia, and Turkey, among others. The city’s cuisine reflects the population’s diversity in spades. The evening’s menu*, served family-style, will reflect the some of the best of Odessa: crepes…

Back to Brooklyn!

After a delightful micro-feast in my home, I’m holding a bigger feast on March 1st — this time, in Brooklyn. I’ve once again partnered with the great people at 3B: The Downtown Brooklyn Bed & Breakfast to host a feast, highlighting the poetic dishes of the Republic of Georgia. March’s installment is a three-course, family-style vegetarian feast. We start with a…

Happy New Year!

After a bit of a hiatus, I’m relaunching the series with a sort of micro-feast on Sunday, January 25th. I have 4 seats available for a three-course Georgian dinner at my home. I’ll be offering samples of Georgian wine, and we’ll finish off with strong Russian tea. You can purchase your tickets here. I hope to see you there! MENU First…

Change of Plans

The next feast has been rescheduled to Sunday, December 14. Same time, same place. As always, meals are family style. Please feel free to bring your own beer or wine. I will provide a small tasting of Georgian wines as well. Early-bird tickets are $45 (until November 15). You can purchase tickets here. SAVORIES Khenagi Georgian “matzo balls”, made from…

Georgian Feast II

This month’s theme is all Georgian, and we’re back at 3B. Hurray! We’re also back to a hearty vegetarian menu. As always, meals are family style. Please feel free to bring your own beer or wine. I will provide a small tasting of Georgian wines as well. You can purchase tickets here. SAVORIES Khenagi Georgian “matzo balls”, made from ground…

Mid-Summer Feast Follow Up

Photos: Melissa Danielle August’s feast was a smashing success! This month, it took place in the beautiful backyard of my generous friends Vered Raz and Olivier Grange. Vered and Olivier have turned their urban backyard into a welcoming, sublime retreat in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant. Hosting the feast under their canopy tent was a delight! I’m quite happy with the breadth…

Mid-Summer Feast

This month’s feast is different in so many ways. First of all, we’re moving the feast outdoors! To a backyard in Bedford-Stuyvesant. And this month’s menu highlights a variety of Persian and Georgian grilled meats, including classic marinated shish kebab, and a pair of Georgian sauces. Fear not! There will be plenty of vegetables to accompany the smoky skewers. And…

“Odessa Mama”

“Odessa Mama” was the inaugural Salt & Pomegranates feast. My mother, Alexandra, was really my first cooking instructor. She often quips that Odessites were the best cooks in the Soviet Union, and her cooking does not belie that sentiment. This dinner is an homage to my “Odessa Mama’s” signature dishes.

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