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NUVO Magazine: Lior Lev Sercarz

LIOR LEV SERCARZ Spice master. LIOR LEV SERCARZ Spice master. Writer: Joshua David Stein Lior Lev Sercarz clings to coasts. The 43-year-old master spice blender with a leonine mane of grey hair and Newman-blue eyes grew up on a kibbutz …

Serious Eats: 8 Spices Truly Worth the Splurge

8 Spices Truly Worth the Splurge Max Falkowitz SENIOR FEATURES EDITOR Cinnamon Legit quality cinnamon is deeply earthy, woodsy, spicy, and naturally sweet, with fragrant oils reminiscent of a just-peeled orange. It makes a powerful upgrade to pie filling, cookies, and hot chocolate, and …

Saveur: Cooking with Szechuan Buttons

BUZZY INGREDIENT: COOKING WITH SZECHUAN BUTTONS “Buzz buttons” add an effervescent zing to dishes and cocktails. BY KATE DONNELLY  POSTED MAY 12, 2015 BUZZY INGREDIENT: SZECHUAN BUTTONS Matt Taylor-Gross   Szechuan buttons—the edible flower buds of acmella oleracea, also called “toothache plant”—feel like …

Lucky Peach: First-Class Survival Kits Voyager

First-Class Survival Kits BY ARALYN BEAUMONT MARCH 31, 2015   Lior Lev Sercarz Founder, La Boîte The Voyager Box Four years ago, the New Yorker told the story of Eric Ripert’s custom Louis Vuitton knife case. At the time, the hard-bodied, black-leather, multi-shelf case, …