Created: 06/07/2014 9:36 AM WNYT.com
By: Jaired Crofut
LUSCIOUS LEBANESE-STYLE BREAKFAST ~ A MAGNIFICENT MORNING WITH MANOUSH!
Theme: When you think of Lebanese and Middle Eastern foods you might not think of breakfast! But breakfast is just the beginning. The Lebanese and Middle Eastern cuisines boast a bounty of brilliant breakfast dishes and ideas to inspire any one’s taste buds at the top of the morning. Including one of the most famous breakfast items of all-time called “Manoush Bi Za’atar.” This Lebanese personalized pita bread dough pies are topped with an earthy and zesty Thyme herb blend internationally known as “Za’atar.” Believed to be good for the memory, my Manoush is mighty memorable!
Showcasing: The making of “Manoush Bi Za’atar,” Lebanon’s most brilliant breakfast food. These Lebanese breakfast dough pies are topped with the Lebanese signature spice called “Za’atar” an earthy and zesty Thyme herb blend of wild Za’atar or Greek Oregano, Thyme, Sumac Spice, Sesame seeds that are lightly toasted and sea salt. This alluring, appealing, and aromatic signature spice of Lebanon is zingy at times, slightly sour yet sharp, tart, tangy and above all addictively and appetizingly tasty.
“Manoush bi Za’atar,” Lebanese breakfast dough pies topped with an earthy and zesty Thyme herb blend .
“Labneh bi Zait,” Homemade Lebanese strained yogurt that is soft and spreadable, topped with sea salt and spices of freshly ground pepper and crushed red pepper flakes drizzled with extra virgin olive oil.
“Khoudra bi Kabees” An array of fresh and pickled vegetables, onions, herbs and Zaitoun olives, Lebanon’s small and spicy slightly cracked green olives.