Rediscovering Palestinian Cuisine

Month: November 2018

Ode to Tahina, the ultimate nut butter

Ode to Tahina, the ultimate nut butter

Oh, tahina, the raw paste of the toasted, hulled and ground sesame seed (simsim, in Arabic). You are slathered on kifta like an Arabic ketchup, whisked into a sauce for falafel and shawarma or dressings for salads, cooked with stuffed vegetables, make hummus hummus , […]

Sambousek: Savory Pastries

Sambousek: Savory Pastries

It’s officially this time of year again: And so, in an effort not to develop a case of Seasonal Affective Disorder, I took up pastry-making last Sunday.  Sambousek are delightful, buttery half shells filled with savoury ingredients, most traditionally stuffed with lamb, onions, spices, and […]