Cool down this summer with sizzling Middle Eastern-style jams
Apricots, plums and strawberries are at their peak now, so there’s no better time to start preserving them for colder days.
In both the strawberry - guava jam and in the apricot - chamomile tea jam I used mastic gum, also known as Tears of Chios. Mastic is a tree resin, mainly of the mastic tree. It is used in the Middle East, as well as in Turkey and Greece, to thicken desserts such as malabi, Turkish delight and the famous mastic ice-cream. It is also known for its medicinal qualities, from curing snakebites to curing stomach...
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