Saturday, January 23, 2010
Last of the Flatbreads.
OK, no more flatbreads after this. But they are a staple and there's a million versions, not overrepresented here. I tell you, I was here for Passover once and it sucked, sucked because breads are where Middle Eastern cuisines really excel. My relatives were eating sandwiches on -- I'm not making this up -- soggy matzah, so that it wouldn't crumble. I really happen to like sandwiches on (dry, crunchy) matzah, but visiting Israel and missing out on these spiced flatbreads, it's like, why bother? The one on the right, also on the hood of my cousin's car with a diet coke, is zatar, a blend of dried herbs, salt, and sesame seeds.