This dish is called jeweled rice because it is golden and glistening, laced with butter and spices and piled with nuts and gem-colored fruits In Iran, it is typically served at weddings or other celebrations Great platters of it appear at banquets
Grilled Pita Bread with Za'atar by Saveur. This chewy flatbread topped with za'atar, a spice blend of wild thyme, tangy sumac, and toasted sesame seeds, can be grilled outdoors or oven-baked and finished in a grill pan.
Roasted Apples and Bacon with Onions and Thyme (Æbleflæsk)
Senegalese Peanut and Chicken Stew (Màfe Ginaar). For this delicious, sumptuous stew, you can make your own peanut butter or use a natural store-bought version to get the right silky texture and pure peanut flavor.