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Palestinian Family Shares Treasured Dishes at Zaki Kabob House

You’ve had falafel, you’ve had shawarma, but have you tried spheeha, maklouba or mensaf? Zaki Kabob House in Albany is one of the few restaurants that serves these specialties of Palestinian cuisine. Family-owned and run by Fayza and Kameem Ayyad and their children, Zaki offers tastes of another world, plus warm hospitality. Continue reading

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Falafel Inflames Passions (and tastes yummy)

Falafel ( crispy fried chickpea balls) has been eaten all over the Middle East for thousands of years. Besides being a tasty, nutritious, vegetarian and cheap meal, it is emblematic of larger battles between Israel and its neighbors over land, history and power. Continue reading

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