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Chef Robin


Making Borekas

The Mediterranean area, encompassing Israel and nearby Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, and Egypt, offers great cultural diversity and an abundance of freshly grown fruits and vegetables, much like…
April 20, 2020


These are my fondest memories of visiting this far-off land with a friend raised in this region. On my first journey to the Middle East, my traveling partner’s…
April 20, 2020

Breakfast for Dinner

Smoked Salmon and Preserved Lemon Labneh Flatbread If you are looking for a breakfast for dinner idea, check this out. In Lebanon, Manakesh is known as the…
November 10, 2019

National Fried Chicken Day

  Falafel Chicken 4 cups garbanzo bean flour2 tablespoons sea salt1 tablespoon ground cumin1 tablespoon garlic powder1 tablespoon Spanish pimentón (smoked paprika)2 teaspoons ground coriander2 teaspoons turmeric…
July 7, 2018

World of Wine

As I prepare myself for this weekends World of Pinot Noir event, Santa Barbara’s annual wine tasting seminar and weekend-long seaside celebration, I am playing around with…
March 1, 2018