spring veggies
Spring Vegetable Sauté -
Evan Kleiman

This is what spring looks like.  Truly.  So why not make a dish that takes the best of those green, grassy, sweet flavors, adds garlic, great olive oil and a hit of salt and serve it up in one dish? The subtle beauty of all these colors of green tangled ...read more

Matzo Lasagna for Passover
Recipe: Matzo Lasagna for Passover aka Tortino di Azzime -
Evan Kleiman

Italian Jewish culinary culture is fascinating.  Not Ashkenazi, not sephardi it's its own mashup of flavors and dishes.  So it isn't surprising that Italian Jews actually figured out a way to enjoy pasta during Passover.  Like pretty much everything Italians do, their matzo is prettier than ours, often round and ...read more

Fried Baby Artichokes
Artichokes Jewish Style – Carciofi alla Giudia -
Evan Kleiman

If you've been to Rome the chances are you've meandered to the ghetto to eat Carciofi alla Giudia the emblematic fried artichokes of the Jewish community there.  Somehow they manage to combine several  opposing elements in one simple dish. They are meaty and vegetal, crisp and yielding, subtle and sharp ...read more

Sephardi Haroset dried fruit and citrus
Haroset Making Time -
Evan Kleiman

Surprised not to see apples and walnuts?  Over the years my Passover menus have become a mashup of Ashkenazi, Sephardi and Italian traditions.  I developed this version of haroset over many conversations a very long time ago with talented food stylist Victoria Granof who was the first pastry chef at ...read more

Passover PopUp with Evan Kleiman
Event: Passover PopUp at The Skirball -
Evan Kleiman

Sticky date-apricot-raisin haroset with the aroma of juicy oranges, mild whitefish drowned in caramelized onions and drenched in a mustardy shallot vinaigrette.  Classic Angeli garlic-rosemary-lemon chicken and a spring veg "mazzagna".  It sounds like Angeli Passover to me.  I have really missed making this special dinner so I'm thrilled that ...read more