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Jerusalem: Mejadra

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It’s lentils.  It’s rice.  It’s fried onions.  It’s like an onion ring salad but rendered guilt free because…it’s got lentils!  And they’re good for you!  No wonder it is ancient and “popular throughout the Arab world” (according to the authors) … Continue reading

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Jerusalem: Spiced Chickpeas and Fresh Vegetable Salad

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There was a lot to like about this salad, like the spiced chickpeas.  However, if you think Yotam and Sami are going to let you just pop open a can you have come to the wrong grotto.  No, this is … Continue reading

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Jerusalem: Hummus

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So, believe it or not, people get very heated on the topic of food, particularly when it comes to tales of origin and authenticity.  And poor hummus, such a humble yet deeply satisfying food, makes people just bonkers in Israel. … Continue reading

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Jerusalem: Chermoula Eggplant with Bulgur and Yogurt

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I knew it would contain recipes for things I didn’t even know I wanted to eat.  Eggplant that has been perfectly seasoned and roasted into submission, topped with a nutty, sweet, briny grain.  Finished with Greek yogurt.  Mission accomplished!   … Continue reading

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Jerusalem: Chicken with Caramelized Onion and Cardamom Rice

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I am such a sucker for a chicken and rice dish and I know I’m not alone.  Why do we love this combination?  Many reasons: it’s easy (one pot) and comforting, it’s substantial, it’s adaptable ( riso alla pitocca, chicken biryani, … Continue reading

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