Falafel


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnI8dZJVw8s Sorry,  I couldn't help it. I'm Friends' gal... and this is the falafel episode!! How not to bring it up! Please enjoy this wonderful and rather easy recipe extracted from a book that Chica Andaluza brought to my attention a while back. Jerusalem is, quoting it's authors, a glimpse into a hidden treasure: Jerusalem's flavors. …

Codfish stew with chickpeas


Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, which is the commemoration of the  triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, an event mentioned in all four canonical Gospels. Today's recipe goes by many names, but the most popular is Vigil stew. This comforting dish is very typical of the Spanish cuisine during Lent and Holy Week, as …

Hummus masabacha


I've been meaning to find and make a good hummus for a while now. After some research I found this recipe for apparently one of the fancier hummus versions available, the hummus masabacha, garnishes with whole chickpeas, paprika and lemon-spiked tahini. It was delicious, honestly. The trick to make this hummus luxuriously smooth is to …