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Miami's Spice Guru On Livening Up The Hannukah Latke

Yaniv Cohen
Yaniv Cohen

For Yaniv Cohen, his passion for teaching people about spices all started when his daughter was born nine years ago and he found himself wanting to give her a feeling for the tastes and aromas of his childhood in Israel.


The Miami-based chef and caterer is spreading his knowledge online, where he blogs as "The Spice Detective," through classes on cooking with spices, and through his culinary outlet, Jaffa, in Miami's design district. His Hannukah latkes were influenced by his Iraqi grandmother -- and Yaniv tells us how to get that flavor using the spice mixture baharat.

Cohen is the author of the recently released cookbook, My Spiced Kitchen: A Middle Eastern Cookbook.

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