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Twice-Cooked Chicken Shawarma

Shawarma: the Middle Eastern street food. Fast, fresh and affordable. Spiked with a tangy sumac, cardamom, cumin, ginger and cinnamon, it one-ups standard fast food in the seduction department, too. It’s certainly one of my favorites – admittedly an indulgence as streetside portions are…

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Aromatic Middle Eastern Chicken and Rice

Here in Asia-Pacific, chicken and rice is quite a popular street food. Thanks to Melbourne’s dynamic Singaporean and Malaysian populations, their classic Hainanese Chicken Rice can be found in tuck shops all over town. The Hainanese and Middle Eastern versions are very similar in…

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Crispy-Skinned Zaatar Drumsticks

It’s raining, and I’m dreaming of barbecues. The electric ones that line the river on our walk into the city. The gas grill on the family farm. The mini Weber on the balcony across from ours. On days like today, stuck inside when Spring…