Shakshuka (North African-Style Poached Eggs in Spicy Tomato Sauce)

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  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (plus more for drizzling)
  • 1 medium onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 red pepper (large, bell pepper for milder heat, or a hotter variety, such as red horned pepper, depending on your heat preference, stems, seeds, and ribs removed, thinly sliced)
  • 1 hot chili (fresh small, such as jalapeño, serrano, or Fresno, stems, seeds, and ribs removed, thinly sliced)
  • 3 cloves garlic (thinly sliced)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons spanish paprika (sweet Hungarian or smoked)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seed (whole or ground)
  • 28 ounces whole peeled tomatoes (crushed by squeezing between your fingers or with a pastry blender, see note)
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • cilantro
  • parsley
  • 6 eggs
  • artichoke hearts
  • oil cured black olives
  • oil cured black olives
  • feta cheese
  • feta cheese
  • crusty bread (for serving)
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