Flatbreads are the Middle Eastern Food Without Borders

Kate Leahy

It is impossible to imagine sitting down to eat in Jerusalem or Beirut or any city in between without flatbreads on the table. These breads have been integral to the culinary DNA of the region, used as scoops for dips, wraps for meat, or even as napkins for soaking up errant juices.

Bread in the Levant predates these ancient cities by thousands of...