The perfect gift for the adventurous home cook, the spice pack contains five 1oz jars of expertly crafted Middle Eastern spice blends by spice master, Lior Lev Sercarz, whose blends are integral to cooking Zahav. Chef Michael Solomonov has chosen to highlight the following spices for his first collection: za'atar, shabazi, baharat, mousa and hawayej.
Ever since he opened Zahav in 2008, Chef Solomonov has been turning heads with his original interpretations of modern Israeli cuisine, attracting notice from the New York Times, Bon Appétit, ("an utter and total revelation"), and Eater ("Zahav defines Israeli cooking in America").
Zahav showcases the melting-pot cooking of Israel, especially the influences of the Middle East, North Africa, the Mediterranean, and Eastern Europe. Solomonov's food includes little dishes called mezze, such as the restaurant's insanely popular fried cauliflower; a hummus so ethereal that it put Zahav on the culinary map; and a pink lentil soup with lamb meatballs that one critic called "Jerusalem in a bowl." It also includes a majestic dome of Persian wedding rice and a whole roasted lamb shoulder with pomegranate and chickpeas that's a celebration in itself. All of Solomonov's dishes are brilliantly adapted to local and seasonal ingredients.