About JoAnn Cianciulli

JoAnn Cianciulli is a producer whose television credits include Food Network’s Next Iron Chef, Bravo’s Top Chef, and FOX’s Master Chef. She’s also the author of nearly a dozen cookbooks, including L.A.’s Original Farmers Market Cookbook and The MasterChef Cookbook. Although she considers herself a diehard New Yorker, Cianciulli has lived in Los Angeles for more than a decade because of the juicy tomatoes she can get year-round. @dirtydishesjojo

A white bowl of falafel with tahini sauce and pita in the background.

Falafel with Tahini Sauce

Accustomed to getting falafel takeout from your fave Middle Eastern food truck or restaurant? No more. You can make the best falafel you’ve ever experienced at home.

A large glazed apple dumpling on a white plate against a yellow background

Apple Dumplings

Apple dumplings are a bit homier than the typical apple pie or tart and very easy to make. These apple dumplings are glazed and burst with apple flavor.

A potato piroshki cut in half, revealing the filling, on a plate with a pickle wedge

Potato Piroshki

Potato piroshki are the classic hand pies of Russia. Filled with potato, onion, and dill, the piroshki can be fried or baked. One of our must-make piroshki.