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The wonderful, crushed red pepper that enlivens Syrian food prepared in Aleppo, Syria, and at Aleppo Restaurant in Paterson can add a new dimension to dishes made in your own kitchen.
Click on the following link to learn more, then go buy some at Fattal's Bakery, two blocks from Aleppo Restaurant (Main and Thomas streets). At $3.96 a pound, it is a fourth of the price charged by this mail-order house.
I use it on eggs, hummus and wild salmon, but it's suitable whenever you want to elevate your food with a mildly spicy red pepper. I keep mine in the freezer.
Crushed Aleppo pepper
Fattal's Bakery, 975-77 Main St., Paterson;
open seven days.