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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.

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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...

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

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Middle Eastern Recipes

Lentil Dip 4 Saves
Israeli Couscous with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Parmesan, and Lemon Vinaigrette 24 Saves

Israeli Couscous with Roasted Cherry Tomatoes, Parmesan, and Lemon Vinaigrette

A healthy Israeli couscous salad recipe with roasted cherry tomatoes, Parmesan, and lemon vinaigrette...

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.

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...

Middle Eastern Millionaire's Shortbread 3 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...

Spinach and Basil Hummus 34 Saves

Spinach and Basil Hummus

This spinach and basil hummus recipe is delicious and simple to make. You'll need chickpeas, fresh...

Falafel Lavash Wraps 26 Saves

Falafel Lavash Wraps

A delicious recipe for falafel lavash wraps.