Togarashi-Inspired Sunflower Spice

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Peace, Love, and Pasta: Simple and Elegant Recipes from a Chef's Home Kitchen

By Scott Conant

Published 2021

  • About

In Italy, I encountered a lot of Japanese chefs, and I learned that many spend years working there to learn the heart and soul of Italian cooking before returning to open Italian restaurants back home. Years later, I took a trip to Japan, and what I found there blew my mind: The mastery of Italy’s deep, soulful approach to cooking combined with a Japanese reverence for food and presentation was magical.

This recipe is my homage to those chefs. It’s a riff on togarashi, a complex hot