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David Lebovitz's Trip To a Lebanese Za'Atar Farm

Dave Feldman Sep 3, 2013 07:33 PM

You can almost smell the za'atar: http://www.davidlebovitz.com/2013/09/...

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  1. tcamp RE: Dave Feldman Sep 4, 2013 07:41 AM

    Fascinating. I, too, thought za'atar was a spice blend. The pictures from his trip confuse me. There are a couple of plants that look somewhat like oregano and another several that look like rosemary. They're all labeled as za'atar.

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      cresyd RE: tcamp Sep 7, 2013 07:32 PM

      It's both a spice blend and a name for used for a family of herbs that include local thyme and oregano.

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        BuildingMyBento RE: cresyd Sep 7, 2013 10:24 PM

        I always thought it was just the spice blend too, but a walk through a Lebanese market in Queens yesterday proved otherwise.

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          cresyd RE: BuildingMyBento Sep 8, 2013 04:41 AM

          In Hebrew, the word has also been adopted to refer to oregano.

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      HillJ RE: Dave Feldman Sep 6, 2013 06:48 AM

      Finally finished the DL blog post. Boy does he have the knack for storytelling and transporting the reader. Never disappoints.

      Some great tips for using up the Za'Atar I have back at home.

      Thanks for posting.

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