For the Cook
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Translated to "cheese and pepper pasta" in Italian, this authentic and impressive pasta dish has become a go-to main course for every palate, from kids to sophisticated foodies. It's luscious, satisfying, and incredibly easy, made mostly with ingredients you likely already have. The pepper is the star of this dish, we suggest using Tellicherry Black Peppercorns, one of the best peppercorn varieties in the world. It has a more complex flavor with a bit less of an initial kick than standard black peppercorns. Serve with a mixed green salad and you have dinner on the table!
A great snack, appetizer, salad topping, or addition to a cheese board! We used white sesame seeds and finished with honey, warmed with fresh oranges and a drizzle of olive oil. This is a very flexible recipe and low cost recipe, you can cut your feta into any shapes and season with any additional herbs + spices. No added salt in this dish as feta is plenty salty on it's own.
Samosas are an Indian delicacy, and street food! The crispy triangle shells perfectly encase a fluffy potato and pea filling loaded with spices. These pack a little heat, but are often served with a cooling chutney or a curried ketchup. We made two edits to turn this traditional pastry into a quick and easy snack. 1)We used ground spices + warmed them in ghee, instead of using whole spices, toasting, and grinding. 2) We used empanada wrappers instead of making fresh dough, egg roll wrappers would work too! A samosa specific dough is pretty simple, and often uses Ajowan seeds or Caraway seeds- great to try if you have the time!