Za'atar DIY

Zatar, Zaatar or Za’atar? This is how you make the Levantine spice blend yourself

Thyme means “Za’atar” in Arabic. Marjoram sometimes too. Oh yes, oregano too. Even though these wonderful herbs have their own names, sometimes all of them are called Za’atar. Crazy, right? “Go buy Za’atar.” – Uh… okay. It’s best if you just bring the Za’atar spice blend – everyone in the Levant’s going for it anyway. …

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Amba levantine mango sauce

Amba: Levantine mango sauce

I have actually only known Amba since I first tasted the delicious breakfast sandwich “Sabich“. There I bite into the sandwich and taste aubergine, eggs, hummus, tahini and something else. Something that I didn’t know before in this combination with hummus and tahini: a wonderfully fruity, slightly hot and really complex mango sauce. Wow, I’ve …

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Levantine Flatbread

Levantine Flatbread

A flat and round rolled out yeast dough in the oven suddenly starts to breathe…?How can that be?! Why does this flat bread in the oven separate right in the middle? Why does it inflate and become a mini-balloon?!“Crazy world!” I used to think as a kid – and my mother used to laugh at …

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Lebanese potato salad

Lebanese potato salad

No potatoes in the Levant? Who says so? First of all, people there are absolutely crazy about fried potatoes and secondly, they like to have a fresh potato salad for the barbecue. But here, the mayonnaise is missing and in addition to that, garlic is added in a very appetizing way 😉 But what’s the …

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