It’s easy to serve a leisurely summer meal to a big group of friends when you employ our make-ahead strategies for this sumptuous spread of meze dishes. These recipes are so easy, you can make all of them for your dinner party -- or simply pick and choose your favorites.
This staple of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines is surprisingly easy
to make -- and the process feels almost magical. It starts with a simple yeast dough (we used some whole-wheat flour in addition to white) that gets baked in a very hot oven. The heat activates the yeast and creates steam, which makes the dough puff up dramatically, forming the signature pocket.