Flavors of the Arab East

Best of FlavorTop 10 Trends Zaytinya in Washington, D.C., offers an Eastern Mediterranean-inspired dessert of muscat-soaked apricots, vanilla yogurt cream, apricot sorbet and pistachio powder. Photo courtesy of Greg Powers & Audrey Crewe Healthful ingredients with intriguing tastes define cuisines of desert oases and Mediterranean shores By Melissa Coury For most Americans, Arab food means falafel, hummus or skewered meat from a street vendor’s cart. While these are tasty indeed, they do not begin to hint at the full range of flavors produced in traditional Syrian, Palestinian and Lebanese kitchens. Arab cuisine is one of the oldest in the...

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