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The reporter's mother, Nawal Elbager, of Khartoum, Sudan, shows off her falafel. Rashad Baba/Courtesy Nawal Elbager hide caption

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The Salt

When It Comes To Falafel, The Flavors Of Home Can Vary


A reporter's quest to understand differences in regional recipes of the Middle East staple yields homespun stories about their provenance.

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