Find out which special utensils you’ll need on hand during cooking.
6 May 2013 - 5:16 PM  UPDATED 6 Sep 2013 - 9:31 AM


Like their Moroccan cousins, the shallow terracotta plates with their conical lids are versatile for slow-cooking both on the stovetop and in the oven.

Mortar and pestle

Often made from wood, these are essential for grinding spices.


Middle Eastern cooking involves a lot of meat cooked on skewers.


A traditional Middle Eastern coffee maker that's made of brass, copper or ceramics, and has a long handle.