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Sample recipes from The Foods of Israel Today

Eggplant with Tahina

Baba ghanouj is one of the most sublime eggplant salads of the Middle East. Its name is curious: in Arabic, baba means “father” and ghano...

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Hummus

I have been making hummus for years and have concluded that despite the temptation to use canned chickpeas, the flavor is much better whe...

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A Rabbi’s Whole-Wheat Challah

Levi Kelman, rabbi of Congregation Kol Haneshama in the Baka section of Jerusalem, used to make this challah while living in a Jewish com...

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Eucalyptus’s Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Lemon and Saffron

In the Old City of Jerusalem, just inside the Damascus Gate and near what was once the American Colony, there is a huge patch of Jerusale...

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Arabic Caesar Salad

Fettush is a Lebanese and northern Israeli salad made with roughly cut tomatoes, green bell peppers, onions, scallions, fresh mint, parsl...

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Aharoni’s Pan-Sephardic Leek Latkes

Chef Israel Aharoni’s updated version of this typical Sephardic leek patty is much more flavorful than the original Balkan leek fritter, ...

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Moroccan Chicken with Olives and Lemons

I have always loved this flavorful lemony chicken dish. It is served in Morocco as one of the courses at state dinners, and Moroccan Jews...

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Chicken with Sumac, Onions, and Pine Nuts

I first ate mousakhan many years ago, and my mouth waters every time I think about it. The word mousakhan means “hot,” coming from the ro...

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Oceanus’s Oversized Pita with Oregano and Rosemary

We have the best ingredients in the world,’ said Eyal Shoni, chef-owner of the highly praised Oceanus Restaurant in Jerusalem and Herzliy...

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Nazareth Lamb Kebab

In the narrow, exciting streets there were little cookshops that sold kebab (shish kebab is the Turkish form). Bits of meat, tomato, and ...

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