Hana Baba http://wwno.org en When It Comes To Falafel, The Flavors Of Home Can Vary http://wwno.org/post/when-it-comes-falafel-flavors-home-can-vary Falafel — those crispy, filling fried balls of mashed beans, herbs and spices — is found in cafes and homes all over the Middle East and parts of Africa. It's like a common language shared among sometimes fractious nations.<p>But until recently, I always thought falafel was made one way — garbanzo beans, onion, garlic, parsley, cilantro and cumin. (That's how my Sudanese mother taught me.) But it turns out there are many recipes out there, each with a flavor distinct to its region.<p>So I set out to investigate in my backyard — the Bay area, in California. Sat, 13 Oct 2012 12:23:00 +0000 Hana Baba 21603 at http://wwno.org