Financiers are a French petit-four cake, traditionally made with brown butter and almond flour. Adding chocolate to the mix makes for a next-level brownie that we can’t get enough of. We wanted intense chocolate flavor so we ditched the bittersweet chocolate and went up on the unsweetened.

These cookies go by the many endearing names for pigs in Spanish: cerdito, cochinito, marranito, or puerquito. This is the recipe that is the most requested on my blog by Mexicans living abroad.

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Serene and surreal: West Bank olive harvest comes with tradition, tension

Traditionally, olive harvest in the West Bank is a time of serenity. More recently, however, it has become a major point of friction between Israeli settlers and Palestinians.