This sweet semolina cake with rhubarb and lemon is a stand alone showstopper, but when paired with some delicate cardamom ice cream you won't want it any other way.
Most people are familiar with za'atar, but dukkah, a spice blend originating from Egypt, shouldn't be underestimated. Fragrant and full of flavor, this spice blend has strong notes of anise which has the power to amplify your labneh, hummus, meat and fish, and can even be eaten alone - with some olive oil and warm bread.
Making your own labneh is a breeze! Labneh is a very common Middle Eastern dip, often eaten for breakfast, as an appetizer, or as part of a mezze spread. Much like yogurt, but thicker and creamier due to the removed whey. All you need is a cheesecloth, some thick greek yogurt, and some time.
Zhug, this hot sauce, hailing from Yemen, is packed with zingy and fiery flavors thanks to the addition of earthy cumin, fragrant cardamom, nutty coriander, and fresh herbs. Also known as sahawiq, bisbas, or maboj across the Middle East, it has become an integral part of Israeli national cuisine thanks to the Yemenite Jewish community.