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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

The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with Saffron 00:35
Guides

The Ultimate Guide to Cooking with Saffron

Ounce by ounce, saffron is one of the world’s most expensive foods, if not the most expensive food...

4 World-Famous Chefs Reveal This Year's Biggest Food Trends, as Well as Cuisine That Deserves Attention
Trends

4 World-Famous Chefs Reveal This Year's Biggest Food Trends, as Well as Cuisine That Deserves Attention

It may be difficult to predict 2019's kale, Unicorn Frappuccino, or avocado toast, but we always look...

Every Tip You'll Ever Need for Making Crispy Falafel 00:52
How To

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...

How to Order Turkish Food Like a Pro 00:40
How To

How to Order Turkish Food Like a Pro

If you’re hesitant to try Turkish food, answer these questions. Do you like hummus? How about grilled...

How to Infuse Your Meals with Middle Eastern Flavors 00:39
How To

How to Infuse Your Meals with Middle Eastern Flavors

If you're tired of using the same old spices, condiments, and techniques with your food, try something...

Halvah in Dessert Is a Helluva Good Time 00:48
Food News

Halvah in Dessert Is a Helluva Good Time

Israeli food is all the rage these days. Falafel and hummus are mainstays and can be found everywhere...

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

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 May Be the Oldest Hummus Recipe in the World
Food News

This May Be the Oldest Hummus Recipe in the World

Americans really love hummus, and our love is growing in leaps and bounds: 20 years ago sales of ready...

The Curious Magic of Mh Zh, Silver Lake’s Little Slab of Israel
Spotlight

The Curious Magic of Mh Zh, Silver Lake’s Little Slab of Israel

With its “caramely” hummus, braised cabbage, and bony branzino, oddball Mh Zh shows...

Videos on Middle Eastern

Middle Eastern Recipes

Easy Chipotle Hummus 33 Saves

Easy Chipotle Hummus

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

Spicy Yogurt Chicken 108 Saves
Feta-Stuffed Falafel 20 Saves
Freekeh Pilaf with Spiced Roasted Butternut Squash and Shallots 2 Saves
Falafel Salad with Tahini-Lemon Dressing 18 Saves

Falafel Salad with Tahini-Lemon Dressing

A delicious falafel salad recipe with tahini-lemon dressing.

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...

Toasted Israeli Couscous Pilaf with Dates, Almonds, Cinnamon, and Parsley 21 Saves

Toasted Israeli Couscous Pilaf with Dates, Almonds, Cinnamon, and Parsley

An easy couscous pilaf recipe with dates, almonds, cinnamon, and parsley.