5 Trending Holiday Dinner Recipes by Chef Jake Cohen
Glazed ham, beef tenderloin, rack of lamb? Snooze city. We know certain dishes are mandatory at every holiday dinner (Uncle Bob is always going to ask for mashed potatoes), but it’s OK to reinvent the classics. Jake Cohen, PureWow’s newest Chef in Residence and the mastermind behind the recipe site Wake & Jake, presents a lively menu that’ll have everyone going back for thirds.
PureWow’s Chef in Residence program invites food influencers and tastemakers from all over the world to create new recipes in our New York City test kitchen.
Pomegranate-Sumac Chicken with Roasted Carrots
Look up festive in the dictionary and you’ll find this gorgeous dish.
Roasted Cauliflower with Tahini Ranch
Our favorite veggie gets smothered in a luscious sauce made from ranch, Greek yogurt, tahini and fresh herbs.
Charred Sweet Potatoes with Pistachio-Chili Pesto
The pesto really takes this side dish over the top. Spicy, tangy and salty, it adds wonderful texture to roasted sweet potatoes.
Green Bean Casserole Galette
By wrapping the casserole in a flaky pie crust, you’ll get a savory galette that gives new life to a classic.
French Onion Brisket
Presenting the brisket recipe to end all brisket recipes. Tons of caramelized onions provide the same sweetness as tomatoes, sherry wine cuts through the meat’s richness and overnight resting develops mega flavor.
About Jake Cohen
A self-described “nice Jewish boy who loves food,” Jake Cohen is a New York City–based chef and recipe developer. After graduating from the Culinary Institute of America, he worked on the line at New York institutions Daniel and ABC Kitchen. His work has been published by Saveur, Tasting Table, Food & Wine and Food52. In his free time, he enjoys hosting the best Shabbat dinners in the universe and unabashedly eating cheesy carbs. Don’t forget to tell all of your friends to follow him on Instagram at @jakecohen.