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Barberries: Edible Persian Jewels also known as Zereshk

Barberries or in Persian, zereshk, are a tart and tangy dried berry about the size of a currant with the color of a cranberry. They are featured in many Persian dishes especially rice, chicken and egg dishes. But they are perfect anytime you need a tangy or sweet and sour flavor profile.

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Pistachio Snowball Cookies with Rose and Cardamom: A Simple but Exotic Holiday Cookie

What happens when Betty Crocker meets the flavors of Middle Eastern cuisine? An LA Times Award winning Pistachio Snowball Cookie with Rose and Cardamom, that’s what! A simple yet exotic holiday cookie you can enjoy all year long.

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Pomegranate Molasses Cocktail: Minty Pomegranate Mule

This pomegranate molasses cocktail, inspired by the ever-popular Moscow Mule, is a refreshing twist on a classic. Turns out pomegranate molasses is ideal for any part of your meal – sweet, savory, or beverage!

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Lemony Flank Steak with Pomegranate Molasses

This lemony flank steak glazed with pomegranate molasses wows your taste buds with its tangy flavor but goes from pan to table in a matter of minutes.

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Pomegranate Molasses Dressing Recipe

Pomegranate molasses dressing is a simple and sophisticated vinaigrette that incorporates balsamic vinegar, pomegranate molasses, and shallots.

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Arugula and Fig Salad — The Perfect Match for Pomegranate Molasses Dressing

Arugula and fig salad paired with pomegranate molasses dressing Is the perfect way to use fresh figs. And when the season is over, dried figs stand in so well that you can serve this salad all year long!

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Ruth’s Stuffed Romano Peppers Recipe

Thanks to Ottolenghi’s mom, Ruth, I am a stuffed pepper convert! Ruth’s stuffed Romano peppers recipe in Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem cookbook is the ideal combination of a mild pepper filled with a warmly spiced meat stuffing. You’ll love this dish and the introduction to the fragrant Baharat spice mix.

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Rose Harissa – Floral Notes Enliven this Smoky Spicy Condiment

Rose Harissa – a spicy, smoky North African condiment takes on another layer of flavor with the addition of rose petals and rose water. Having a hard time finding it in the store? Make your own. This simplified recipe comes together quickly and will be your new favorite hot sauce.

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