Articles of Interest

Rhythm Study

One of the features of Middle-Eastern music that make it so fun to dance to is the variety of rhythms used. Here is a primer of some of the most…

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The Precocious Apricot

HISTORY OF THE APRICOT       The apricot was cultivated in China and Central Asia as early as 2000 BC. It migrated with traders traveling the Silk Road, with Chinese merchants…

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Lemon Honey Pistachio Cardamom Cake

This tasty variation of a Middle Eastern classic cake comes from the Moosewood Restaurant New Classics cookbook. I’ve been making this for friends and bringing it to potlucks for years,…

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Saliha’s Tadka Salad

Saliha’s Tadka Salad This recipe is adapted from Tadka Asian Coleslaw on www.salihacooks.com. Be sure to check out Saliha’s beautiful book KHAZANA, inspired by Indo-Persian heritage and the ancient cookery…

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The Fabled Fig

Figs tell a complex and symbolic story in culinary history. Native to the Mediterranean and western Asia, the edible fig may be one of the first plants humans cultivated. Archeologists…

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Lebanese Spiced Pancakes

This uniquely delicious pancake recipe features tumeric and anise, spices used in a popular Lebanese sweet bread. Find the recipe's source at www.tasteofbeirut.com

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Armenian Apricot Lentil Soup

This recipe features dried apricots, the national fruit of Armenia, which add a sweet flavor to the lentils. The recipe was adapted from a cookbook called Please to the Table:…

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Persian Winter Celebration Shab-e Yalda

On the evening of December 20-21 Iranians all around the globe celebrate Shab-e Yalda (Yalda Night).  Also called Shab-e Cheleh, this tradition with roots dating back 8000 years is held…

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Fig, Carrot, and Cabbage Salad

I love this salad because it features figs as well as other flavors commonly used in Mediterranean cooking. Carrots with cinnamon and cumin is a featured Moroccan specialty, along with…

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Russian Romani Dance

Russian Romani Dance The Roma (Gypsies) have been instrumental in developing and transmitting some of humanity’s most outstanding intangible achievements: music, song, theater, and dance. Like people worldwide have done…

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Shaved Summer Squash Salad

Check out this gorgeous summer squash salad! 🥒🍎🍋 More yummy vegan recipes at: www.vegansaladmaster.comLearn how to earn your own Saladmaster food processor at: www.makethebestsalads.com

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