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August 29, 2013

Za’atar – articles and recipes

Filed under: from internet /other medias — heidi @ 14:38

All around Za’atar:  

  • Taming the Wild Thyme, a visit to a Za’atar farm in Lebanon - Published on theKitchn, by Grower Tour, April 25, 2013;
  • Za’tar Leaves on Google Images-search;
  • on en.wikipedia (… a blend of herbs*, sesame and salt), inclusive it’s Medicinal use (… za’atar makes the mind alert and the body strong …), and it’s External Links;
    * herbs: from the genera Origanum (Oregano), Calamintha (Basil thyme), Thymus (typically Thymus vulgaris, i.e., Thyme), and Satureja (Savory);
  • Identification of biblical hyssop and origin of the traditional use of oregano-group herbs in the Mediterranean region, on Springer,  (from Economic Botany, a quarterly journal, April/June 1988), by Alexander Fleisher and Zhenia Fleisher: Abstract – A comparative study of the traditional use of oregano-like herbs in the Mediterranean region provides convincing evidence that the hyssop of the Bible is the carvacrol chemotype of the plantMajorana syriaca. The ancient tradition of ritual use of this plant gave rise to two cultures of condiments: za’atar in the Middle East and oregano in Europe. The flavor of the original hyssop was the determining factor in this development and remained unchanged in oregano and za’atar throughout the centuries …;
  • Za’atar – ON LANGUAGE, published on The Jewish Daily Forward/,  by Philologos, April 28, 2006;
  • Za’atar Leaves on Google Web-search;

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