Reem Kassis: The Palestinian Table

gluten free dairy free flatbread dinner recipe


Reem Kassis is best known for her cookbook, The Palestinian Table. In the book she tells stories about her childhood—growing up in Palestine and she shares some fabulous recipes. She never expected to end up cooking professionally. She left Palestine to pursue a degree in business and worked in the industry for years before she decided to take cooking to the next level, which she definitely did. Her cookbook was the Winner of the Guild of Food Writers First Book Award and a James Beard nominee for Best International Cookbook. I should note here that Reem’s cookbook is not gluten free but many recipes are naturally gluten free or can be adapted to be gluten free. I often use quinoa or millet in place of wheat grains.

Apple Podcasts:

Herbs & Spices: 6:33

Taboon flatbread 10:44

Elements of good cooking 13:37

Desserts 16:59



  1. 3-Ingredient Za-atar Spice Mix: a blend of sesame seeds, lemony sumac, and oregano (or substitute thyme). It makes a great topping on salads, meat, grains, eggs, etc.

  2. Here is an excellent flatbread recipe for Pita Bread from Authentic Foods. It calls for their bread flour mix but that same mix also makes excellent brioche and French bread.

    Here are two additional Dairy Free and Gluten Free Flatbread recipes I would like to try. Honestly, most gluten free bread/flatbread recipes don’t measured up. If your’e interested, volunteer to test these! Or share your favorite flatbread recipe 🙂

gluten free dairy free flatbread recipe