About Renée Behnke

Renée Behnke

Renee Behnke is the president emeritus of Sur La Table. She and her husband purchased the original store in Seattle’s Pike Place Market in 1995, and they’ve since expanded Sur La Table to more than 75 stores nationwide and established its cooking class program. She previously served as a buyer for Nordstrom and worked for a catering company. Behnke is the author of Memorable Recipes. @happycook15

A wooden bowl filled with lemon Israeli couscous with a serving spoon inside and some lemon halves in the background.

Lemon Israeli Couscous

These pearl-like couscous are cooked in chicken stock for extra flavor and tossed with peas, mint, parsley, and lemon zest. A simple, yet elegant, side dish.