For Israeli-born chef Michael Solomonov, opening Zahav in Philadelphia was about bringing the Israeli dining experience to America, and now, with his first cookbook, he aims for an even larger audience. Zahav features an entire chapter devoted to tehina, the sesame seed paste that is the backbone of Solomonov's famous hummus and used to make countless sweet and savory dishes like Fried Potatoes with Harissa Tehina and Tehina Shortbread Cookies.

Price: $35