• POTATO PARSNIP LATKES; Intermediate Recipe

    The holidays are typically filled with tradition, guests, and all the trimmings. The fact that 2020 puts a different spin on it isn't reason to despair though. In fact, in keeping with Hanukkah or Festival of Lights as we look towards finding the bright side, this year may be the opportunity to start new traditions including new recipes to be passed on to the next generation. This 2020 Potato Parsnip latke is intended to be just that - with the hatch chile, tamarind and urfa biber in our Salts, we are aiming to bring you a version that is mildly sweet with a lingering touch of heat on the finish, just like 2020. Happy Hanukkah everyone.
  • WING IT; easy recipe

    Don't blink because you'll miss the two step instructions...and then the wings which will get eaten fast! These are deceptively easy to make, but the flavors of bittersweet, aromatic and spice will astound. They will become your go-to wingman for any dinner, snack or party appetizer.

    This Pairing Salts™ recipe was inspired by Tricia, my friend, who invited me to my first Feast of 7 Fishes years ago. Executive by day, huge foodie all around, she has hosted many a holiday gathering with food she makes seem so effortlessly simple, but simply delicious. We're sure that you will love the recipe, and that the red sauce will be a staple all year round. Love you, Tricia!

    This recipe was inspired by a memory when I was a kid and longed for THAT green bean casserole made with canned mushroom soup. My Japanese mom, Julia Child's fangirl, refused to make it so it wasn't until I was a rebellious young adult that I coveted that creamed concoction and made it on my own - short lived! As an adult, I now realize the power of homemade, especially if it's twice as tasty, healthier for you and no coincidence that if made with Pairing Salts pairs perfectly with wine and beer. I promise you'll love this simple funghi ( get it, fun guy ) sauce forever!
  • 2020 GUACAMOLE; Easy Recipe

    'All dressed-up and no where to go' doesn't have to be the theme of your 2020 holiday meals. Pairing Salts™ dresses-up all dishes and merry! merry! It will guarantee a perfect pairing with your favorite bottle of vino or beer - just read the label.

    Be sure to make enough of this delish guacamole because you'll want it as an appetizer and for those mile-high leftover turkey sandwiches all day long!


  • ROASTED VEGETABLES; easy recipe

    It wasn't by design that my kids got the glutton gene like their momma, but more from being around me tasting and experimenting all the time. The idea of 'eating the rainbow' with roasted veggies and our Pairing Salts is nostalgic of time spent playing in the kitchen when they were kids, and was a guaranteed way of getting kids and even adults to try a ton of veggies! So simple, so good!
  • BRAISED PORK with PRUNES; advanced recipe

    This recipe was inspired by nostalgia for travel, go away Covid, and the first time I visited friends in Paris way back in my 20s. I suddenly felt so cosmopolitan watching them throw a whole duck, prunes, dried branches of thyme, pinches of seasoning and some Pinot into a pot. Aside from parsley I hadn't ever had many herbs, let alone a braise, and little did I know it was my casual intro to pairing flavors as we sat and loved on that duck and the rest of that lovely Pinot. So simple, so good!
  • CLAMS in FRAGRANT BROTH; intermediate recipe

    Growing-up Japanese in Philly, especially with a diehard Julia Child's fangirl like my mom, I had a lot of fusion cooking put in front of me as a kid. One of them was clear clam soup ( ushio-jiru ) on the reg. This recipe is a nod to my mom and Julia - the WOW flavor factor vs. cost, and time to make will make you the hero of any dinner table. So simple, so good!
  • GRILLED BEEF KEBABS; easy recipe

    The history and culture of Turkey were always reasons, but I'd be lying if I didn't admit it was really the food and spices that drew me back for a second visit, this time without a backpack. This recipe doesn't come with the gorgeous tapestries and sights, but it does pack an abundance of flavor and spice reminiscent of Ottoman cuisine. So simple, so good!