Mixing Bowl: Many Falafels; Preserved Lemons

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A falafel, is not a falafel, is not a falafel. Each country in the Middle East has their own way of making falafel. [NPR]

Beautiful preserved lemons are a staple flavor of many north African and Sephardic cuisines. Try your hand at making them at home. [Saveur]

Should you try your hand at making your own peanut (and other nut) butters? [Serious Eats]

Desserts to Love: Knafe. The deliciously sweet pastry is available in the Holy Land if you’re willing to go looking for it. [Serious Eats]

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