Fried Chicken is a must, as are Spicy Scallop Rolls, feathery-light Bright Green Falafel, Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Feta, Avocado Toast with Whitefish and Shaya's grandmother's Bulgarian Lamb Kebabs--so many fabulous flavors, so many imaginative combos.
Hussein's uncle, Abu Za'atar
, owns the "Marvellous Emporium" black market.
Some of the products I source regularly from Lebanon includes mountain tomato, Romaine lettuce, eggplant - which we smoke and use for moutabal and baba ghanoush - and fresh za'atar
Pomegranate seeds, minced scallions, za'atar
seasoning, sauted diced butternut squash, chopped cucumber, roasted peppers, sauted greens.
They include the sinuous melodies of old Arabic pop songs, the whiff of sumac and za'atar
in the air, and the staff's yellow-and-black T-shirts proclaiming, "From Syria, With Love.
, an intensely aromatic and tangy traditional Middle Eastern spice blend, has been commonplace on many a top restaurant menu for some time now, being used to flavour everything from grilled meat to bread.
Our PS20-for-three-courses lunch menu began with a perfectly grilled mackerel fillet with an excellent Greek labneh yoghurt and herby za'atar
on the side, and a hearty cauliflower soup with a dukkah spice which was perfect for the wintry afternoon.
Try the Hummus Toasties at Tashas - it has the classic Arabic bread, topped with a poached egg, hummus, avocado, feta and a sprinkle of za'atar
The previously unknown ingredient - like when Iain used za'atar
that time in series five - was new judge Prue Leith, while the strong but contrasting flavours of hosts Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding were already known to be delightful on their own, but it remained to be seen whether they would work together.
Shankar Pali (recipe by Dhanitri Pritesh Pai) Today is Diwali and we all have our favourite dishes for the season.
The market air is thick with the smells of freshly baked bread and heady spices like za'atar
A few slices of country bread with butter and Za'atar
later, you'd be at peace.