These recipes are a culmination of my childhood memories that started around dining room tables filled with family, love, and food. Fridays were always my favorite – not only did they signify the start of the weekend but also the start of Shabbat which normally meant lots of guests and an exorbitant amount of food.

As a child, I remember coming home from school and immediately running to the kitchen to witness the food storm. I would lift every lid on the stove top and open the oven to see what was baking or roasting before deciding the order in which my pickings would begin. I would often spend my weekend mornings helping my mother, a then private chef and caterer, peel vegetables, roll Moroccan cigars, and crank dried chilies through a meat grinder for her (badass) harissa paste – all while Charles Aznavour was playing in the background. The food was consistent in execution and she would never deviate from her familial recipes. Today, I share with you some of the recipes that overwhelmed me with joy and that are forever engraved in my heart – some with a twist.

– Joanna –

zucchini pate

Vegetable Pates

Stuffed Artichoke bottoms

Burger stack

Middle Eastern Burger with Harissa whipped feta

Moroccan tradition

Moroccan Aperitif

mushroom shawarma

Mushroom Shawarma

Malawach sabich (yemenite bread)

Malawach Sabich

Moroccan Lentil Soup

Moroccan Lentil Soup

Potato dill latkes

Potato Dill Latkes with Harissa Yogurt

Moroccan Potato Pie (Amhammar)

Potato Borekas with Mushroom Gravy

Moroccan Harissa Carrot Salad

Chicken Schnitzel Sandwich with Harissa Aioli

Spicy Moroccan Fish

Green Herb Harissa Omelette

Harissa Roasted Vegetable Flatbread

Cabbage Slaw with Harissa Yogurt Dressing

Potato Salad with Harissa Mayo

Cauliflower ‘Schnitzel’ with Harissa Mashed Potatoes

Spaghetti Beet Bolognese

Brique a L’oeuf (stuffed fried dough with egg and cheese)

Mafroum- Potato Wrapped Meatballs and Saffron Rice

Patatas Bravas with Harissa Aioli

Moroccan Cigars and Triangles