Rediscovering Palestinian Cuisine

Month: September 2016

Falafel–like a Boss

Falafel–like a Boss

Falafel done right is a difficult thing. We can’t tell you how many recipes, boxed mixes, and restaurants we’ve tried in our search for the perfect falafel. You will find this super nutritious dish all over Palestine, whether it’s eaten at home or as street […]

Hareeseh (Semolina Cake)

Hareeseh (Semolina Cake)

Ode to Hareeseh Hareeseh is a very old dessert, made primarily in Arabic countries of the Eastern Mediterranean (Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, & Jordan). I am particularly addicted to this cake, which may have something to do with the fact I consume vast quantities of coffee […]

Kubbeh (Lamb & Bulgur Wheat Meatballs)

Kubbeh (Lamb & Bulgur Wheat Meatballs)

Crunchy, savory kubbeh looks simple but is in fact an intricate dish, usually served as part of mezza, or starters before a meal. Because it is labor intensive, it is typically prepared for special occasions. Kubbeh comes from the Arabic word for “round” or oval, […]

Arabic Roast Lamb

Arabic Roast Lamb

The lamb’s unique succulence and rich flavor is the embodiment of Middle Eastern cuisine from ancient times. The Palestinians cook lamb in a variety of dishes–from the incredibly tasty stuffed whole lamb embellished with aromatic spices, to stews, stuffing for vegetables, and topping for breads. […]