I love falafel in small quantities, but I hate the smell of fried foods, so I’ll never make them in the house. It’s been over ten years since I fried something. But my friend had a post on her Facebook wall about a baked falafel recipe and said they were fairly decent, so I decided to give them a try. I made hummus and tehina and Israeli salad.
And homemade pita.
And then I pulled together her baked falafel recipe which turned out to quite good and barely made the kitchen smell.
The perfect moment actually came with the chopping of the salad. I was telling Josh a story about making salad with my aunt while in Israel, and the next morning, I woke to a friend request from her on Facebook. Which made the universe feel incredibly small and cozy; that you could think of someone halfway across the world and tell someone else a story about them, and that person would somehow sense that and friend you on Facebook.
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For people who want the recipes, the Israeli salad is just cucumbers, tomatoes, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper (amounts are fairly meaningless; it’s all done to taste). The pita bread is King Arthur flour’s recipe. The baked falafel is a modified version of this one.
And just to see if this food quirk is weird or common: do you like or dislike the way your kitchen smells after you fry food?