‘Falastin’ thrills, delights and delivers

Sami Tamimi and Tara Wigley’s cookbook is a delicious journey into Palestine.

Photo by Leslie Brenner

My cookbook shelves are lined with hundreds of earnest volumes filled with culturally faithful recipes for legions of traditional dishes. Usually the recipes work and the dishes are correct, often they’re pretty good, occasionally they’re very good. But rarely, when cooked as written, are they so delicious that they…