Manakish with olive oil and za’atar. Dan Perez

I Am an Arab Woman: The Traditional Cuisine of Umm Bilal

At celebrations, in times of mourning and on ordinary weekdays, Umm Bilal’s cooked dishes and pastries are an integral part of her northern Israeli village

Umm Bilal’s daily routine begins at 3 A.M. The streets of the hilly Galilean village are still dark and empty, but in three hours preschoolers and schoolchildren will begin to stream into the produce stand and...

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