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Meat pies - Telemea and za'atar pies

Meat pies - Telemea and za'atar pies

"Za'atar" is the Arabic name for oregano.
The green plant is used for various salads and doughs, as well as dried.
"Za'atar" is also a spice specific to Arab countries prepared from dried oregano, lemon, marjoram, fried sesame seeds, salt.
It is generally prepared at home by most housewives in the villages and the spices used are kept secret.
You can add a variety of other spices such as: thyme, cumin, coriander, fennel.
In Palestine the recipe includes sweet cumin (caraway or fennel).
In Lebanon, sumac is often added, a spice that gives a red color
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In Egypt this spice is prepared with cinnamon, cloves and rose buds.
It is used in many foods and doughs.
"Za'atar" is also known as "the food of the poor Arab".
It is consumed with Arabic stick and olive oil; soak the glue in olive oil, then in "za'atar" and eat.