About JoAnn Cianciulli

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 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.

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  • 30 M
  • 1 H, 35 M
  • 5
A white bowl of falafel with tahini sauce and pita in the background.

Falafel with Tahini Sauce

Falafel with tahini sauce is one of the best-known Middle Eastern foods. The falafel are packed with herbs and the tangy tahini sauce has the right kick.

  • Quick Glance
  • 35 M
  • 50 M
  • 2
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.

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  • 55 M
  • 2 H, 10 M
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