For supper they are given pitta bread, tahini and stuffed vine leaves, which they poke at mistrustfully with their fingers - there is no cutlery.
Kasrah is often eaten with dips, such as babaghanuj, a dip made of mashed, roasted eggplant mixed with lemon, tahini (sesame seed paste), and a pinch of salt.
It's a brilliant relish for grilled meats when beaten with tahini (sesame seed paste) and spices, and an equally brilliant relish for grilled meats or curries when spiced with toasted cumin seeds and nigella.
A steamy bowl of country soup made with farro and shreds of savoy cabbage arrived after that, and then a dish of squid salad doused with garlic, soft chickpeas, and a dressing that tasted pleasingly of lemons and tahini .
I would eat foods that were made famous thousands of years ago such as hummus, tahini , pitta bread, olives from the Holy Land, dates and figs.
The main course is best accompanied by baba ghanoush tahini and an onion-and-tomato salad dressed with peanut butter and olive oil.
Sesame seeds, valued for their high protein content, are used in popular Middle Eastern dishes like tahini , hummus and halva.
The mixture of garbanzo beans, tahini (sesame paste), and garlic is a Middle-Eastern staple that found its way to the U.S. over the last decade or two.
After a hurried lunch of brown beans doused in tahini with salad and chips, we set off.
The hummus is subtlety itself, thin-textured and nutty with sesame tahini .