Monday, April 16, 2018


Another culinary delight from the Middle East was this container of Zataar. Most of the herbs are powdered in this blend, so it's not as easy to distinguish as the Bedouin Tea which had whole herbs and spices. But, a little Internet research shows that oregano, marjoram, wild thyme, and sesame seeds are the common herbs found in this mix. However, it looks like there are as many variations on this mix as there are cooks and the combination of herbs was often kept secret even among family members. My sister shares that while on their vacation, they were served bread alongside a shallow bowl of oil blended with these herbs. Tasty!

1 comment:

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

I recently found out that Israeli zaatar has hyssop instead of oregano, which America made zaatar contains. It was on a Q&A page asking why zaatar on a visit to the Holy Land tasted different.