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Middle Eastern

Cuisines | Hummus, pita, shawarma, falafel: Middle Eastern food has much to offer, and 'hounds have strong opinions on where to find the best. Get restaurant recommendations, ingredient advice, and discussion about Middle Eastern cookbooks and recipes.

Articles on Middle Eastern

9 Recipes to Try for Nowruz, the Persian New Year
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9 Recipes to Try for Nowruz, the Persian New Year

With the start of spring and the Persian New Year, now is the perfect time to make Persian food at...

Swap That Sad Desk Lunch for a Tangy Fattoush Salad
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Swap That Sad Desk Lunch for a Tangy Fattoush Salad

Take a much needed reprieve from all the heavy holiday eating with a salad you actually want to devour...

What Is Za'atar and How Do I Use It?
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What Is Za'atar and How Do I Use It?

It's possible you've seen earthy za'atar seasoning piled up in soaring mountains in an Israeli shouk...

The Best International Bakeware & Cookware for Getting Cozy
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The Best International Bakeware & Cookware for Getting Cozy

Thanks for joining us for Cookware Week! In case you missed it, we shared our favorite cookware sets...

Get Inspired by the Best New International Cookbooks Coming Out This Fall
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Get Inspired by the Best New International Cookbooks Coming Out This Fall

Fall has barely begun and there's already a surfeit of fab new cookbooks to gobble up, but today we...

You're Going to Fall in Love with Kushari, the National Dish of Egypt
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You're Going to Fall in Love with Kushari, the National Dish of Egypt

Unless you’re Egyptian (or frequent Egyptian or Middle Eastern restaurants), you probably haven’t...

This Green Shakshuka Is Weekend Brunch (& Instagram) Heaven
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This Green Shakshuka Is Weekend Brunch (& Instagram) Heaven

That first meal on a lazy Saturday or Sunday morning is a sacred one. With the weekend's fun ahead...

Every Tip You'll Ever Need for Making Crispy Falafel 01:02
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Every Tip You'll Ever Need for Making Crispy Falafel

When falafel is done right—crisped to perfection, warm enough to eat without burning your tongue...

Where Did Hummus Really Originate? 09:34
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Where Did Hummus Really Originate?

The brownish paste has become a staple appetizer on most menus, often served as a dip with a side...

Videos on Middle Eastern

Middle Eastern Recipes

Classic Falafel 88 Saves
Lentil Dip 4 Saves
Falafel Salad with Tahini-Lemon Dressing 18 Saves

Falafel Salad with Tahini-Lemon Dressing

A delicious falafel salad recipe with tahini-lemon dressing.

Easy White Bean Hummus 31 Saves

Easy White Bean Hummus

Try this easy white bean hummus recipe. To start you'll need garlic cloves, fresh parsley, scallion...

Freekeh Pilaf with Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash and Shallots 3 Saves
Traditional Tabouli 20 Saves

Traditional Tabouli

A traditional tabouli recipe.

Middle Eastern Millionaire's Shortbread 4 Saves

Middle Eastern Millionaire's Shortbread

Ottolenghi's Middle Eastern spin on millionaire's shortbread replaces the sweet and sometimes cloying...

Easy Chipotle Hummus 34 Saves

Easy Chipotle Hummus

This chipotle hummus recipe is simple to make and is the perfect spread for chips, crackers, or pita...