Palestinian cooking

Roast Chicken with Onion and Sumac (Musakhan)

Roast Chicken with Onion and Sumac (Musakhan)

Known as the ‘national dish’ of Palestine, musakhan is a traditional Palestinian dish of roasted chicken legs with onion and sumac. It’s served on taboon bread, a type of flatbread cooked on a taboon oven.

Stuffed Artichokes (Ardishawki Mahshi)

Stuffed Artichokes (Ardishawki Mahshi)

Stuffed artichokes has been the standout home-cooked dish from our past couple trips to Nazareth. The practice of stuffing vegetables is common in Palestinian cuisine and across the region. In some of these dishes, the vegetables are topped with a filling of meat or vegetables; other dishes, however, are much more labour-intensive…

Arabic Coffee

Arabic Coffee

Arabic coffee is prepared by brewing fine coffee grinds and serving the drink unfiltered. It’s similar to Turkish coffee, but Arabic coffee is typically brewed with cardamom and served without milk or sugar…

Omelette with mint and parsley

Omelette with mint and parsley

It seems that every cuisine has a version of the omelette. While visiting family in Nazareth, our delicious breakfast spread included an omelette flavoured with fresh herbs–mint and parsley.

Breakfast in Nazareth

Breakfast in Nazareth

We visited family in Nazareth this summer and were fortunate to have breakfast at home each morning of our visit. The breakfasts were fresh, simple, and included some foods that I wasn’t typically accustomed to eating at breakfast.

Labneh

Labneh

Labneh is a popular mezze dish that is typically eaten with breakfast. Mezze is a selection of small dishes and a defining feature of the cuisine in Palestine and the surrounding region.