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Video: How to Make Fattoush

Hilary Deutsch

Hilary Deutsch

July 22, 2015


We've partnered with Simmer, a new app that allows you to generate step-by-step recipe videos that you can create, watch, and share from your very own kitchen. In the coming weeks and months, we'll continue sharing instructional videos that will teach you how to create tantalizing dishes from JBF Award winners, Beard House chefs, and even Beard himself, all prepared in James Beard's historic New York City kitchen.


Stuck with leftover pita bread and not enough falafel to fill it with? Instead of grinding it up for bread crumbs, make fattoush, a bright, traditional Middle Eastern salad. With its signature ingredient of day-old pita, this vibrant recipe from JBF Award winner Ana Sortun is the perfect meal for a warm summer night. Rounded out with diced golden beets, escarole, a smattering of chopped herbs, and topped off with a sprinkle of sumac, it's filled with complex flavors. In the step-by-step video below, special projects manager Anna Mowry demonstrates how to whip up this bright, satisfying dish at home.

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Hilary Deutsch is editorial assistant at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Instagram.