Tag archive for Middle Eastern

Greek ‘Tabbouli’-Stuffed Heirloom Tomatoes

The first thing you should know about this post is that I’m ‘phoning it in’. I’m currently ‘on location’ in Seattle, where an epic childhood summer is being played out by my two children. I think I’m the over-worked and under-appreciated Assistant Director in this…

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Hummus

The first rule of Hummus is that you do not talk about Hummus. Therefore, once this post has been published, my life may be in danger.

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Fetziki

Dear readers, I have decided, at long last and for no particular reason other than to liven up a dull Monday, to tell you about something that is such a staple in our fridge that it has its own place on the top shelf: Fetziki.

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Halva Ice Cream

You’ve all amazed me with your support for my boundary-testing entry for PFB3 so to say thank you, I made ice cream.

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Naan-a’eesh Za’atar

Za’atar, a blend of thyme, sesame seeds and other spices which vary by region, is a Middle Eastern staple. My favourite way of eating za’atar is as mana’eesh, where it is mixed with olive oil and baked onto bread.

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Serendipity Soup (or ‘From Tragedy, Triumph’)

Serendipity is one of my favourite words. Such a happy concept – it’s almost a motto. Which is why I was perversely delighted when I made a total mangle of last night’s dinner. I had been trying to make what we in our family call…

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Fool/Ful/Foul Medammas

No matter how you choose to transliterate it, this Middle Eastern bean salad and traditional breakfast staple is pronounced like the English word ‘fool’. Which leads me to my first story about fool…

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