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Galoub

Recipe by Leah Hadad

<em>Galoub</em>

This traditional Yemenite fried pita goes by various names, depending on which of the 1,000 Jewish settlements in Yemen one came from. My mother called it galoub or gourse interchangeably, but others call it zalabia or dourdour. The simple fried pita is torn into bite-sized pieces, drenched with warm ghee or samna (clarified butter) and

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Roasted Grape Almond Tart

Recipe by Judith Rontal

Roasted Grape Almond Tart

Tarts are a great way to let fruit be the star of your dessert. If the idea of grapes in a tart has you scratching your head, you’re not alone. But grapes get deliciously soft and caramelized when baked. Try them! If grapes aren’t available or aren’t your thing, you can use any other fruit

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Effortless Angel’s Food Cake

Recipe by Stella Parks

Effortless Angel’s Food Cake

This is probably the easiest meringue you’ll ever make. Just put some cold egg whites and sugar in a bowl, start whipping and then stop before they’re stiff. With a squeeze of lemon for stability, this seemingly under-whipped meringue puffs the angel’s food until it’s as light as cotton candy. The lemon disappears in the

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Labneh Ice Cream with Pistachio-Sesame Brittle

Recipe by David Lebovitz

<em>Labneh</em> Ice Cream with Pistachio-Sesame Brittle

I’ve been eternally fond of Middle Eastern food ever since my hippie days of spreading hummus on honey-sweetened whole wheat pita bread topped with alfalfa sprouts. Once I discovered the cookbooks written by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, Anissa Helou and Claudia Roden, I realized that Middle Eastern cuisine is a spectacular world of vibrant

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Tahini and Halva Brownies

Recipe by Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh

Tahini and Halva Brownies

Because of the combination of tahini, halva and chocolate is great, it will be difficult to eat just one of these brownies.  In order to achieve the perfect balance of cakey and gooey—that sweet spot that all brownies should hit—the cooking time is crucial. It will vary by a minute or so depending on where

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Gianduja Gelato

Recipe by David Lebovitz

<em>Gianduja</em> Gelato

On my first visit to Torino, Italy, I arrived in rabid pursuit of gianduja, a confection made from local hazelnuts ground with milk chocolate that is a specialty of the Piedmont region. I was also looking forward to having gianduja gelato at the source. Needless to say, I did not leave disappointed: every bakery, chocolate

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Chocolate Mousse

Recipe by Eat in Good Health

Chocolate Mousse

Recipe contributed by Janet Getz, who adds: Serve cold. Great with berries! Double or triple recipe to serve a larger group. If you cannot find silken tofu at local stores, Mori-Nu brand is available online. Photo and notes by Linda Wolpert.

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Rock Scramble

Recipe by Nava Atlas

Rock Scramble

Recipe contributed by Lagusta Yearwood. Though it would be quite a feat to recreate her unique barks and bonbons at home, this no-bake recipe for chocolate clusters by Lagusta are super easy to make.

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