Rediscovering Palestinian Cuisine

Category: Pantry Staples

Arabic Summer Dinner – Samak Mashi

Arabic Summer Dinner – Samak Mashi

What to do when it’s 99F in Boston? Cook in your apartment that has no central AC, of course. Cover all the windows with sheets to keep out the sun, old country style. Get your scientist friend (who is also your resident bartender) to make […]

Lamb & yogurt stew (laban Immo)

Lamb & yogurt stew (laban Immo)

Rasha S. made a special request for this one because it reminds her so much of her childhood in Jordan. This lamb and yogurt dish is made across the Eastern Mediterranean in Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, and Syria. Having never made laban immo (literally, “milk of […]

Labneh: Strained yogurt cheese

Labneh: Strained yogurt cheese

Lush, creamy labneh

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 , […]