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Sep 3, 2013 07:33 PM

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

You can almost smell the za'atar:

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  1. 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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    1. re: tcamp

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

      1. re: cresyd

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

        1. re: BuildingMyBento

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

    2. 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.