I have always loved Indian food, and this flavor combination I can always seem to find in Indian desserts. Oh my, is it heavenly; subtle, sweet and exotic. I am excited to start playing around with different drink recipes including this syrup!
Chef Akhtar Nawab of New York City's Choza Taqueria makes a simple mole from charred tomatillos, serrano chiles and garlic laced with smoky cumin, cinnamon and clove. The real game changer, however, is the addition of roasted pistachios.
LA chef Evan Funke's unique take on battuto, a hybrid condiment that brings together the chile-infused olio santo("holy oil") of southern Italy with the warm garlic and anchovy bagna cauda dip of the north.