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Za’atar – a Spice Rich in Stories and Flavor for Tasting Jerusalem July 2014

July’s Tasting Jerusalem ingredient is za’atar – an incredibly versatile Middle Eastern spice blend that you will find yourself reaching for again and again. Comprised of the base ingredients sumac and sesame seeds plus varying amounts of thyme, oregano, or the herb native to the Middle East called hyssop, za’atar is a great match for vegetables, chicken, fish, and so much more.

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tahini

Tasting Jerusalem June 2014: Tahini Opens a World of Sesame Flavor

Tasting Jerusalem’s June 2014 ingredient is tahini. Learn how this versatile ingredient is perfect for so much more than hummus.

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cardamom

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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