Taste of the World

Noodle soups are filling yet always seem healthful. This one is beautiful and fresh with a wonderful lift from the citrusy Shichimi mix.

Eastern European Jewish immigrants brought the spice
mix to Montreal and it became the foundation of the famous smoked meat sandwich. This recipe shows how flexible the mixture is as it brings a punch to an easy open-face sandwich.

These easy, flexible appetizers are ready in
a flash. They can be served plain or topped with a wide variety of ready-made ingredients. Za’atar spice mixture has been used all around the Middle East and into North Africa for hundreds of years.

This cake can also be baked in a single Bundt pan with just a simple increase in baking time. But the individual cakes look so pretty and it is fun to search out the molds at thrift shops or yard sales.