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The Southern soul food favorite chicken-and-waffles gets the full Middle Eastern treatment with this imaginative take from Abington-born celebrity kosher chef Jamie Geller, publisher of In this version, crispy deep-fried chicken is drizzled with tahini, sprinkled with the Middle Eastern spice za’atar — and sits atop a “falafel” waffle made of chickpea batter. Did somebody say “brunch?” For the recipe, click here. B’te-avon (bon appétit)!

Photo and recipe courtesy of Jamie Geller,