Mejadra. An ancient Arab dish. This is the ultimate comfort food. The soulful warmth and crispiness of the Mejadra is offset by the accompanying chilled Yogurt and Cucumber. Surely this will be the meal to greet us all that first day in Paradise. #majedra #jerusalem #samitamimi #ottolenghi
Fresh figs! I was privileged to eat @theeucalyptus restaurant in Jerusalem and watched as Chef Moshe Basson made this ethereal roasted fig dish w the first figs from his home garden. He stuffs each one w chicken sauteed w onion, allspice, cinnamon, and cardamom. Then he tops them w tamarind and date syrup (silan) and roasts them. The dish is also available w an alternative #vegan filling. It was so rich w umami and savory satisfying flavor - I could eat these every day. Look at how they transform in the oven. This dish showcases the Chef's creativity and the versatility of the ancient yet modern and relevant fig!
I can almost hear Diana Ross heading into the stratosphere as she croons "Ain't No Mountain High Enough." I ended up taking a tour of South Bay highways and ended up three hours late, but I wouldn't have missed time breaking bread (pita or challah, thank you) with some precious friends. Food nourishes us back to wholeness but so does time with people you love. This #tastingjrslm plate is as colorful as the people who prepared each dish. Day 112 of the New Year. #foodpoetfeed
Another successful #cookbookclub: rice with lentils and fried onions, hummus, meetballs with leeks, two versions of chicken with cardamom rice, salad with chicken and saffron, and "homemade" halva and baklava #jerusalemcookbook#tastingjrslm
Roasted Butternut Squash & Red Onion with Tahini and Za'atar from the Jerusalem Cookbook by @ottolenghi and @sami_tamimi. Added pomegranate seeds for extra crunch and color. A flavorful, healthy #vegan dinner when paired with a kale salad. #tastingjrslm