Tag Archives: Zands

Persian New Year Greets Spring with Symbolic Traditions and Treats

Persian New Year (Norooz or Nowruz) is a 3000 year old celebration, observed around the world on the first day of Spring. Its many traditions include a table of 7 foods that start with “S” in Farsi, and jumping over bonfires. Monier Attar of Zands Market is busily preparing everything her Persian patrons will need for the holiday, from a creamy pudding of sprouted wheat to flower-shaped chickpea flour cookies. 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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Halvah Heritage

Halvah, or halva, is one of the world’s oldest sweets with variations in more than 30 countries. Two main types: made with semolina or sesame seeds. Continue reading

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