Lior Lev Sercarz Shares the Perfect Spice Blend

Liz Grossman

Israel-born Lior Lev Sercarz makes nearly 100 spice blends at his New York City shop, La Boîte, but feels connected to each one. The chef (who studied at the Institut Paul Bocuse in Lyon, France) not only directly sources his spices and herbs from all over the world, he knows the story behind each one. He toasts, grinds and mixes custom blends in-house, and he’s recreated everything from...