Glossary

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Arayes

Minced lamb with onions, tomatoes, mint, and pine nuts in grilled Arabic bread.

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Ashura

Noah's pudding, a Turkish cuisine made of hulled wheat, chickpeas, nuts, and dried fruits; it is of religious significance to Muslims.

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Atar

The Arabic word for the sugar syrup, often scented with orange or rosewater, added to desserts, juices, and pastries.

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Atayef

Arab pancakes, either sweet with nuts and syrup or savory with cheese; the filling is put on half of the round, folded into two, and then deep-fried.

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Baba Ghanoush

A Middle Eastern puree of eggplant with tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, and garlic.

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Baghreer

In Maghreb countries of North Africa, they serve Ataif (velvet pancakes) as bread with some honey.

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Baklava

A Middle Eastern sweet pastry made of extremely thin sheets of phyllo dough layered with chopped nuts and honey syrup, baked with butter and oil, and cut into diamonds.

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Balah El Sham

Fluted Fritters (Fried paté choux)

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