Moussaka - Eggplant Done Right
Stuffed Pigeon - Find the Meat
Kushari - Yesterday's Leftovers
Kushari is a combination of rice, lentils, fried onions, chickpeas, macaroni, and tomato sauce. If you are wondering if this combination works well together, well, there is a reason I called it yesterday's leftovers. The taste is familiar. Nothing that jumps out at you as being extraordinary, but it is something you recognize. Maybe something you had in college when mixing a few things together without having much else in the house, or maybe there is just one ingredient you have a fond memory of. In either case, Kushari is a novelty that you just have to try to understand.
The Amazing Dipping Sides
Although the purpose of this post is to shy away from the traditional pita and hummus talk, it is really hard to talk about great Middle Eastern food without mentioning it. It is all so much better than anything you can have at home. Just made pita bread brought to your table, plate after plate of dipping sides like hummus, tabbouleh, baba ghanouj, and several others that you have never heard of before (or again) appear in front of you almost every single night. With a nearly endless supply of pita bread, how can you say no?
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