Brooklyn Sesame Halva Spread

Typically dry, crumbly sweet halva is reinvented as a versatile spread

Taking Brooklyn by storm is newcomer Brooklyn Sesame, whose debut product breaks down dense, crumbly blocks of sweet halva (Arabic for “dessert”) into a delicious spread for more versatile munching. Halva is a traditional food enjoyed all over the world in diverse forms and is a particular favorite of Israeli Jews—including Shahar Shamir, a Brooklynite who arrived from Tel Aviv over a decade ago. He …