Black-eyed Peas and Tomato Salad for Meze Table

Although this preparation of black-eyed peas and tomatoes is called a salad, in Lebanon it is usually an addition to the spread of various dishes found on a meze table. This salad is perfect for an end of the summer meal.  Serve it with romaine lettuce leaves to be used as scoops. For ease of […]

Pumpkin Inspiration from Tunisian Jewish Cuisine

Tunisian Jews traditionally ate the same way as the Muslim population, that is, they ate little plates as part of a meze table, or what was called an ādū, a Tunisian Arabic expression for meze, an assortment of olives, relishes, pickles and prepared food served on small plates as an entire meal or to nibble. […]

Middle Eastern Meze Bring Many Cultures to the Table

In the Middle East food is shared and one place it is shared is on the meze table. Meze are small samplings of prepared dishes that make a meal. They are not appetizers, nor tapas, nor hors d’oeuvres but are actually more philosophically related to the Scandinavian smorgasbord. Food is shared in another way. The […]

Carrots and Dill

Summer eating begs for simplicity, seasonality, and coolness, that is, foods that explore the wide range of antipasto, salads, meze, and other foods served at room temperature.  One of my favorite dishes is ridiculously simple, a meze I once had in Greece of carrots serve with a variety of other meze.  In this case it’s […]

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