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Tasting Jerusalem March 2014 – Cardamom

Cardamom, a fragrant and versatile spice, is our featured ingredient for Tasting Jerusalem March 2014. This month’s recipes range from salads to desserts, highlighting the chameleon-like nature of this fascinating spice originating in India, but used throughout the world.

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Date and Walnut Thumbprints

Date and Walnut Thumbprints: An Intersection of Cultures in a Cookie

Learning about cultures through cookies including recipes for date and walnut thumbprints, hamantaschen, ma’amul, and koloocheh.

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Hummus and Pita

A Taste of Jerusalem: Beyond Hummus and Pita

Join me and Sarene Wallace for a demo and tasting of Israeli cuisine this Sunday March 9 in Los Gatos called A Taste of Jerusalem: Beyond Hummus and Pita

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zhoug

Tasting Jerusalem February 2014 – Zhoug!

February’s Tasting Jerusalem ingredient is an herby, spicy, green chili paste called zhoug. Spice up your meals w this versatile staple of Israeli cuisine.

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Ras El Hanout

Tasting Jerusalem January 2014: A Top Shelf Spice

Tasting Jerusalem is kicking off 2014 with a top shelf spice blend – ras el hanout – a versatile flavor for your kitchen, with origins in Moroccan cuisine.

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pistachios

Tasting Jerusalem: Ancient Pistachios Perfect for Modern Cooking

Tasting Jerusalem is going nuts for pistachios in November – lots of great background and recipe ideas for this ancient nut that is so prevalent in modern cooking.

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Pomegranate Molasses

More Pomegranate Molasses Magic and a Salad Dressing Recipe

A pomegranate balsamic salad dressing recipe as well as a round-up of other great ways to use your new favorite ingredient – pomegranate molasses.

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Tamarind

Tasting Jerusalem: Tantalizing Tamarind

Tasting Jerusalem’s October ingredient is tamarind. A complex flavor profile that is both sweet and sour with plum, molasses, and lemon undertones. Wow!

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