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Muhammara: Spicy levantine dip made from walnut & paprika

Everybody knows Hummus and Baba Ghanoush by now – absolutely right! But in the Levantine kitchen there are still one or two insider tips that don’t have to hide behind the big dip stars. Muhammara is a perfect example for this. Honestly? Until recently I hadn’t eaten Muhammara for an eternity and had forgotten this …

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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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