For the 1.6 million residents of Gaza, home cooking encompasses many of the traditional Palestinian staples (hummus, falafel, molded rice, pomegranate molasses), with adaptation—and sharp flavors—being the focus.
An underbaked mystery, a fine-dining fable, and the recipe of a famous cheesecake hiding in plain sight. We asked a Los Angeles chef for hints about the recipe he developed. He wouldn't share. But it led us to the source—San Sebastián chef Santiago Rivera—to unlock the mystery.