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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

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

Where Did Hummus Really Originate? 09:34
Explainers

Where Did Hummus Really Originate?

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

Why Shakshuka Is the All-Purpose Egg Dish You Absolutely Need in Your Life
Explainers

Why Shakshuka Is the All-Purpose Egg Dish You Absolutely Need in Your Life

If a truly perfect dish exists, it just might be shakshuka. Easy to make, totally flexible, both comforting...

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
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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...

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
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...

Videos on Middle Eastern

Middle Eastern Recipes

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...

Hummus with Kalamata Olives 23 Saves

Hummus with Kalamata Olives

Try this smooth kalamata olive hummus recipe. You'll need lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, chickpeas...

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...

Fatteh 7 Saves

Fatteh

Michael Zee's recipe for the Middle Eastern breakfast dish, Fatteh.

Classic Falafel 88 Saves