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By Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi

Published 2012

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Jerusalem proudly boasts its own indigenous Hebrew vocabulary, made up of random words that substitute the common names for words like liquorice, piggyback, lollypop and others. The flatbread referred to in the city as ‘esh tanur’ (burning furnace) is the carb of choice for encasing shawarma, slices of spiced meat and fat arranged on a large spit that rotates continuously near a hot grill, regularly ‘shaved’ with a large knife for passing customers. As well as meat, the flatbread includes c