A Middle Eastern Butter cookie filled with a pistachio filling.
Zatar Herb Mixture [ZAH-tar]. In Jordan, a spice mixture called zatar is a popular condiment and used to season fried and barbecued meats. It combines the nutty taste of sesame with sumac and dried thyme. Similar mixtures are reported from Syria and Israel. Zatar is often mixed with olive oil and spread on pita bread. (The Epicentre.com)
The literal translation of this dish is “chicken with rice stuffing.” However, most people prepare it this way. The spiced rice is simmered in chicken broth to draw out the individual flavors. Toasted nuts complete this dish. Prepare it in the morning or even the day before. The rich broth continues to tenderize the meat, enhancing the flavor
"There must be as many recipes for ras el hanout as there are spice vendors in Morocco. The name itself, which translates as "top (or head) of the shop," refers to the best combination of spices the seller can provide. Si Brahim, our spice vendor in Azemmour, incorporates thirty-four spices, dried roots, so-called aphrodisiacs, and other mysterious and unusual items. I prefer to use Naima Lakhm...