Tasting Jerusalem

Tasting JerusalemWelcome to Tasting Jerusalem, a virtual cooking group exploring the unique flavor profile and recipes of Middle Eastern cuisine through the lens of Jerusalem: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, published by Ten Speed Press.

Sarene Wallace (aka @FringeFood) and I will pick a different ingredient or technique along with recipes each month as we collectively cook our way through the book and learn from each participant’s implementation of the recipe and ingredients.

We’ll announce each month’s ingredients and recipes in a blog post here on OMG! Yummy as well as on our Facebook page and on Twitter under the hashtag #TastingJrslm.

All levels of cooks are welcome from novice to chefs – the only requirement is an interest in the cookbook and the cuisine it encompasses! So join in every month or as you can while we explore the vibrant flavors of Jerusalem.

4 Responses to Date Syrup: A Sweet Addition to your Pantry

  1. Deb August 30, 2014 at 9:36 am #

    Date syrup is a new-to-me ingredient. I am looking forward to seeing the creative recipes! My mom often cooked and baked with molasses. Can date syrup be used in place of traditional molasses? I might have to try a few of her recipes with this new ingredient!

    • Beth Lee September 2, 2014 at 8:03 am #

      I have not tried it as a direct replacement for molasses yet but given it’s taste and consistency and all that I have read, I would say yes. Please check back in with us if you try it and let us know how it works. In any case, with your creativity, I just know you will like this ingredient in your kitchen Deb. Thanks for coming by.

  2. sandycorman August 30, 2014 at 9:40 am #

    Sounds interesting. Looks wonderful on the baked chicken.

    • Beth Lee September 2, 2014 at 8:00 am #

      Yes, I really want to try baking chicken piece or wings as an appetizer, I bet it’s delicious.

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