Za’atar is a Middle Eastern spice that has a reputation as a brain enhancer, according to cookbook author Rebecca Katz. It’s an aromatic blend of thyme, sesame seeds, sumac, oregano, and marjoram that adds an incredible depth to this dish. Add it to most anything for an exotic flare—vegetables, salads, fish. You name it. If you’re […]
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If ham’s on your Easter menu, we have three suggestions for you if you’d like to move beyond the standard supermarket fare: Monte’s Ham of Bridgehampton New York… Nodine’s of Goshen, Connecticut… Footsteps Farm, North Stonington, Connecticut.
It makes me happy to see Middle Eastern food products on the shelves at specialty food markets, but there’s a special one to watch for—Lemon Marmalade made by Les Moulins Mahjoub, a family estate in Tunisia, imported in the U.S. by The Rogers Collection. The ingredient label is short: Tunisian lemons, sugar. (Tunisian lemons have […]
If you’ve had sticker shock at the supermarket check-out, limes in hand, you’re not alone. At most major food stores, a single lime is a dollar or more. Last year, a box of 200 limes could be purchased from distributors for about $15. This year, the same box is priced at anywhere from $80 to […]
When this recipe was placed here on The Food Schmooze site, the Mexican drug cartels were playing politics with lime prices, making lime prices skyrocket. That’s why we were delighted to find such a fabulous Persian recipe calling for dried lime or lemon powder instead of fresh limes. You can get this online, of course, […]
My head snapped around at the idea of blending Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavors. That’s what Einat Admony does in her cookbook,Balaboosta. And there is nothing like her “Not So Jewish Chicken Soup,” as she calls it. (Admony has a mixed Israeli heritage, Persian and Yemenite.) Because I’m a believer in layering flavors, especially in […]