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Learn How to Make the Popular Arabic Flatbread, Mana'eesh

February 16, 2021

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"After fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. The tempter came to him and said, if you are the Son of God, tell these stones to become bread." - Matthew 4:2-3

While many people may assume that Jordan is solely a Muslim country, Christianity plays an extremely important role in the Kingdom. Not only are there numerous Christian communities across Jordan, but Christian traditions and celebrations are a significant part of each season that many Jordanian citizens celebrate together.

The holy time of Lent is one of these traditions and countless Jordanian dishes make for the perfect meal during Lent. Some of these dishes include, hummus, falafel, and the famous Middle Eastern flatbread, mana’eesh, which is topped with zaatar, a spice blend generally comprised of sumac, thyme, and toasted sesame seed.

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Enjoy watching this delicious mana'eesh-making video and learn how you can make your own at home!

By Leen Hajjar
Leen Hajjar

Leen Hajjar, born and raised in Amman, is JTBNA's blog editor. A recent graduate from Villanova University with a master's degree in Communication, Leen focuses on media analysis, specifically mainstream media’s portrayal of Arabs and the Middle East. Her previous experience as a writer for Al Arabiya English, inspired stories that shed light on the diverse and positive attributes of the Arab world, aiming to provide a more comprehensive representation of the region and its people.

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