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Middle Eastern

  • Roasted Eggplant With Spiced Chickpeas

    Eggplant is a staple in the Arab world, the source of the dish called moussaq’a, a classic (and vegan to boot, if you leave off the yogurt). The key to cooking eggplant is to…

  • Zahav’s Hummus ‘Tehina’

    This recipe comes from Israeli restaurant in Philadelphia, which is known for its silky and wonderfully rich hummus. Garlic and lemon play small roles here; the indisputable co-stars are the freshly cooked chickpeas and…

  • Lamb Steak With Lebanese Spices

    The Lebanese seven-spice mixture baharat (the Arabic word for spices) usually has a base of black pepper and allspice, along with coriander, cumin, clove, cinnamon, nutmeg, but that’s not set in stone. Sometimes powdered…

  • Middle Eastern Herb and Garlic Chicken

    This recipe was inspired by the Middle Eastern dried seasoning mix called za’atar, a combination of herbs (usually thyme, oregano and marjoram), sesame seeds and sumac, often spiked with salt. Here, fresh herbs are…

  • Basic Tahini Sauce

    Use this sauce, which is adapted from the Philadelphia chef Michael Solomonov, as a garnish for roast chicken and lamb. Dress thinly sliced raw kale and toasted pumpkinseeds with tahini sauce for a simple…

  • Forever Winter // 1,001 Kentucky Nights

    I am so over this winter. The snow has just been pouring down in Boston, and although I generally love that my office has a big window, it seems like all I can see…

  • Middle Eastern Chickpea and Cauliflower Stew

    Really it’s somewhere between a stew and a vegetarian tagine, with sweet dried apricots plumped up from the rich broth, hearty chunks of sweet potato and cauliflower, and a thick, sweet-and-sour, almost sauce-like broth.…

  • Carrot, Almond, and Feta Baklava

    While not as popular as another sweet, orange fall vegetable, the carrot is a humble, under-utilized little root. Usually, when I think of carrots I think of them as part and parcel with onions…