Rediscovering Palestinian Cuisine

Month: April 2018

Mana’eesh is Palestinian pizza

Mana’eesh is Palestinian pizza

I lived in Italy for a year during my early 20s. There was nothing like a true Neopolitan style pizza, with a chewy texture and a bubbling crust. Toppings were always light–basil here and there, a few slices of mozzarella, tomato sauce delicately spread, which […]

Ka’ak bi simsim: The OG Bagel (or, the Jerusalem Sesame Bagel)

Ka’ak bi simsim: The OG Bagel (or, the Jerusalem Sesame Bagel)

Bread making is an ancient tradition, and most cultures in the world have some version of this delightful loop of chewiness. Is ka’ak the original bagel? Since the Middle East is home to perhaps the oldest methods of bread-making in the world (yep: at least […]