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In the course of producing our October 2014 feature on Lebanon’s olive harvest, we discovered a few ingredients too good to keep to ourselves. Below, six great products to get your hands on if you’ll be making the Lebanese recipes from the story.

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Olive Oils

Mild winters and temperate summers in Lebanon yield outstanding olive oils. See 4 favorites »

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Eggplants

Use tiny, creamy-fleshed fairy-tale eggplants (price varies by season; call Melissa’s at 800-588-0151) to make Lebanese lamb-stuffed eggplant.
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Baharat

Purchase Middle Eastern seven-spice powder ($7 for 3 oz.; look for “baharat”; kalustyans.com) to make spiced lamb patties with tomato and onion.
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Za’atar

Sprinkle za’atar ($6 for 2 oz; kalustyans.com), a mix of sumac, sesame seed, and wild thyme, to make flatbread with za’atar.

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