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Egypt: Falafels (Ta’amiyas)

Vegetarianism that we feature this week for the World Vegetarian Day, which actually takes place today, is often synonymous with peace and coexistence.

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Lebanon: Fatoush salad

“I believe the spiritual evolution requires, at some point, we stop killing our brothers the animals to the satisfaction of our bodily desires”


Germany: Lekach

196 Flavors celebrates its second Rosh Hashanah or Jewish New Year. The term Rosh Hashanah means “head of the year”. In the Hebrew calendar, the new year begins on Rosh Hashanah, the first of the month of Tishrei, which was precisely this Thursday.

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Austria: Apfelstrudel

Strudel is the name given by the Israelis to the @ sign. Keeping in mind the fact that strudel means whirlwind in German, it is easy to understand the parallel!

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Syria: Ejjeh B’kerrateh (Leek Fritters)

יְהִי רָצוֹן מִלְּפָנֶיךָ ה’ אֱלֹהינוּ וֵאלֵֹהי אֲבוֹתֵינוּ, שֶׁיִּכָּרְתוּ אוֹיְבֵינוּ וְשׂוֹנְאֵינוּ וְכָל מְבַקְשֵׁי רָעָתֵנוּ May it be Your will, Lord our G d and the G d of our fathers, that our enemies, haters, and those who wish evil upon us shall be cut down.


Mexico: Burritos

This week is Mexican week on 196 flavors as we celebrate Mexico’s Independence Day. A great opportunity for me to brush up on real Mexican food!

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Mexico: Polvorones

El Grito de la Independencia! Yes, Mexico has been screaming since last night!

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Mexico: Tacos de Pescado (Fish Tacos)

How about a sunny recipe to celebrate Mexican Independence Day in style?

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Iran: Chelo Kabab – Koobideh

Another summer is ending on 196 F, and we jumped at the opportunity to once again this year feature a theme that the three of us just love: barbecue.