From pastry chef Shannon Swindle, a recipe for caramelized cider pear tart tatin makes use of natural sugars and seasonal stars.
In South Africa, writers Errieda du Toit and Daleen van der Merwe offer history and instruction on the region’s famed buttermilk rusk.
In Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, Daniel Quezada, the in-house mezcalero for The Cape Hotel and cocktail developer for Manta, gives tips and a recipe for ultimate mezcal enjoyment.
In Los Angeles, co-founder and executive pastry chef of Pizzana and Sprinkles Cupcakes Candace Nelson shares her recipe for peppermint meringues.
From Copal Tree Lodge, Josh Goldman’s recipe for a ginger-spiked cocktail brings the Belizean-made rum to life regardless of your location.
A long history of convent-based confectionary has bequeathed a tradition of sweets in Mexican culture, evidenced by these recipes for hallelujahs and rompope.
In Orange County, California, Trader Sam’s Enchanted Tiki Room serves inspired cocktails, including this recipe created by bartender Melissa Nickoloff.
The versatility of cumin is well-represented in this easy, satisfying salad recipe for Moroccan Quinoa Salad from cookbook author and Life & Thyme contributor Nicole Gulotta.
In Hollywood, California, The Spare Room hosts a summertime series dedicated to island-inspired drinks served by a rotating list of guest bartenders from around the globe. Bar Director Yael Vengroff shares hers.
Contributor Nicole Gulotta’s recipe for sausage and peppers with homemade grainy honey mustard makes humble and satisfying meal.
A refreshingly short list of ingredients—black pepper central among them—creates a satisfyingly simple dish in the Roman style preparation of cacio e pepe.
Traditional cooking—like making these dolmades—takes time, but for modern families, every meal in any circumstance is a meaningful one.
Contributor Nicole Gulotta’s go-to recipe for an all-purpose black bean soup that satisfies all seasons, occasions and cooking skills, and relies on chipotle powder for spice.
From Florence’s MAD Souls & Spirits, an inspired cocktail recipe for New Year’s celebrations—or any festive occasion, for that matter.
Sometimes, the world needs something sweet. Life & Thyme contributor Nicole Gulotta shares her recipe for a little peace of mind with these Spiced Molasses Cookies.