Rediscovering Palestinian Cuisine

Category: Breads

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 […]

Intifooda + Olio Preview: Khobez (Arabic bread) and dessert

Intifooda + Olio Preview: Khobez (Arabic bread) and dessert

Khobez, or Arabic bread (aka pita) is a one of the most delicious, versatile, and satisfying foods one can make. It’s the basis of every great meal in the Middle East: the utensil for dips, the vessel for kebab and falafel, and the best way […]

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 […]