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Source: Mad Hungry, Episode 1124



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  • mjsantoro07525230
    11 NOV, 2017
    It's fine-she doesn't mess with it too much.
    • mjsantoro07525230
      11 NOV, 2017
      Sorry, somehow it got posted before I was finished. Peasant dishes are very forgiving as to proportions and some ingredients. It's odd that whoever wrote the recipe for SHEPHERD'S Salad (the Turkish name for it) left out the scallions. They grow wild all over the Levant and are one ingredient that I have never seen left out, not counting when people substitute ordinary yellow onions or red onions. The mint is an addition that my Lebanese mother would have liked, but it's certainly not standard. The small cucumbers that are used are always labeled PERSIAN cucumbers at the produce stand. The only people who call them by the the incorrect name above are guess who? If Persian cucumbers are not available in your area, you can always substitute two English cucumbers so long as you peel them and remove the seeds. As to Ms. Comroe's rude remark below, we are NOT "No one!" There are many people of Middle Eastern origin in the United States and we are here to stay. There are many who care about human rights all over the world. As Ali stated below. leave us our culture!
  • judycomroe
    24 AUG, 2017
    No one wants to read a political rant on a recipe sharing site.
  • alinadia47410
    17 AUG, 2017
    Hands off our culture. You dont see Palestinians claiming challah bread as theirs! This is a Palestinian Lebanese and Syrian recipie. Please tell me how some immigrant from Poland or Morroco or Yemen taught my mom grandmother and so on how to make this salad. None of these people make this salad. Can you at least let Palestine keep their food? No you have to take credit for that too. They also lie and steal recipies like maftool (Pearl couscous that our grandmothers make BY HAND), shawerma, Hummus, and babaganoush. We need to hide the remainder of our recipies before they take credit for that too. Thank God the home cooked foods are unknown to them because they never been in a Palestinian home. Palestinians: hide your maklooba, kunafa, and tho best because the culture vulchers will be after that next. They are a nation of immigrants with no common culture of their own so they have to take credit for the indigenous Palestinian culture. And of course the white ppl only give arabic food the credit it deserves when its given by ppl who have no right to claim the food in the first place This is hurtful and an attempt to strip palestine of its culture. Please give rightful credit to the originators. Israelis love and enjoy levantine food but it's harmful for them to claim it as theirs.
    • judycomroe
      24 AUG, 2017
      Get a life! No one wants to read a political rant on a recipe sharing site. Challah bread originated in Europe and was adopted by Jews after the diasporah 2,000 years ago. I Palestinians want to call it Palestine Egg Bread, that's fine with me!
  • Amy Haghighi
    25 JUL, 2014
    Love this recipe. In Iran it is known as Salad Shirazi and has an addition of onion. I think that no matter what it's called it tastes great. Maybe the choice of wording could be altered to support its vast consumption across the Middle East/Mediterranean. This is a very controversial topic, despite it being just the name of a simple salad, and the choice wording seems to offend many. Time for an edit? Just a thought.
    • MS12224131
      23 JUN, 2017
      Give me a break! Is the word Israel so offensive to you? Your post is so insensitive.
  • smoothness
    20 APR, 2013
    every single family in the middle-eastern part of the mediterranean makes this salad. it belongs to no one (lebanese, syrian, palestinian, israeli, whatever). all haters should get a breath of fresh air, or just go make this salad. sheesh! i bet your grandma didn't call this salad by any name or even care where it came from. stop fussing over everything...
  • DaBkr
    13 AUG, 2012
    No NO,,,This is an EXCELLENT recipe. It tastes exactly like the freshest and best dalds I ever had while I visit The Nation Israel. I was go to the West Bank abd their salds tast nothing like Israeli salad at all.. They were very good but I think they used something bitter in the dressing. The Israeli salad was much happier for ALL who ate it! Go Martha!
  • butterflykiss
    12 AUG, 2012
    This is IDENTICAL to the Palestinian salad I make, my mom makes, my grandmother made, and many generations before me made. Hmm.. another thing Israel is trying to call their own. This should really be called Palestinian Salad, if anything.
  • Hakana Mahaka
    12 AUG, 2012
    I just prepared this recipe to specification (with the exception of Israeli onions- what are Israeli onions? Are they Palestinian onions that have been expropriated, just like everything else 'Israeli'?). Anyhow, tastes remarkably similar to the Lebanese salad my mother makes. Of course, she got the recipe fom her Syrian mother, who refined while working at a Palestinian restaurant.
  • Marwen Yahyaoui
    12 AUG, 2012
    Hey I just did and ate this salad, what an original salad. But it really taste like the Palestinian salad, are you sure you did not just stole the Palestinian recipe like you stole Palestine land and rivers and everything there? Thank you

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