Welcome to Tasting Jerusalem, a virtual cooking group started in 2013 to explore 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.
Beth Lee of the blog OMG! Yummy and Sarene Wallace, former editor of Edible Ojai and Ventura County founded the group with the intent to pick a different ingredient each month to highlight the ingredient and the recipes in which it was found. Beth and Sarene believe that learning about new-to-us ingredients develops the courage to try new cuisines and recipes. They both continue to be inspired by the flavors introduced in the iconic Jerusalem cookbook. And clearly they are not the only ones. Middle Eastern ingredients are on the rise in usage both at home and in restaurants.
You can find all the deep dive posts about the ingredients linked below. To join our ongoing conversation about the latest delicious happenings in the world of Middle Eastern cuisine, follow our Facebook page or join our newly-formed cooking group, where you can ask questions, brag about your creations, and join the conversation with other like-minded cooks throughout the world. If you are on Instagram or Twitter, use our hashtag #TastingJrslm. Or find Beth under the handle @omgyummy and Sarene @fringe.food .
All levels of cooks are welcome from novice to chefs – the only requirement is an interest in ingredients, cooking, and the cuisines of the Middle East! So join the conversation as we explore the vibrant flavors of the Middle East.