Breaking the rules of traditional Middle Eastern fattoush salad
From Gaza to Lebanon, every chef makes fattoush, the classic Arab salad with pieces of pita mixed in, a little differently, and so can you.
Of all the dishes made with days-old dried bread, fattoush is the one I go back to time and again. Fattoush is a simple vegetable salad from the levant that makes use of dried, toasted or fried pieces of pita bread for added body and flavor, not unlike the Italian panzanella. Fattoush varieties, from Lebanon, Syria and Palestine, are usually pretty much the same: you start with a simple Arab salad of chopped...
Vered Guttman is a caterer and a food writer based in Washington DC. Growing up in Israel she took her first lessons in Jewish cooking sitting at the tables of her two grandmothers, one from Poland, the other from Iraq. In Modern Manna, Vered will share a mix of new Israeli trends and old Jewish traditions, sprinkled with a distinct Sephardic flavor. Follow Vered on Twitter @veredguttman