Kunafe-Nougat Glacé Cake : The 2020 showstopper

Kunafe-Nougat Glacé Cake is an ice cream cake that has a Kunafe/Kataifi crust and the filling of Nougat Glace´. The Nougat glace´ layer is a no-churn ice cream infused with rose water and loaded with dried apricots, cranberries, and roasted pistachios. A fluffy and airy treat, this cake bridges the flavors of France and the Middle East.

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Rosewater-Pistachio Ghorayebah: Counting Down to Jan. 6th

Happy new year everyone! I couldn’t find better than ghorayehab, my all-time favorite Middle Eastern sugar cookie to be my first post in 2020. If you read my last post, you will figure that my family celebrates Christmas on Jan. 6th.  That is the date of  the Coptic Christmas celebrated by Egyptians Christians. So please don’t […]

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Coptic Orthodox Christmas: Plan B

Happy 2020 everyone! Since I immigrated to the US, I came to celebrate Christmas twice a year with two weeks in between. To many that might sound a bit strange!  However, it is simple to explain.  Typically, Coptic Orthodox Christians who are by definition the indigenous of Egypt celebrate Christmas on January 7th.

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Pecan-Date Molasses Bites: An Immigrant’s Evolution

NON-SPONSORED POST Pecan-Date Molasses Bites are a cross-cultural, sweet finger food that I developed this year as a new addition to our holidays’ cookies’ tray.  These spices spiked bites bring together two distinct worlds in one bite. I serve them in cocktails party, at tea time or for dessert.

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Culinary diplomacy At Its Best: Thanksgiving Video

It was a huge honor and real pleasure to team up with the U.S. embassy in Singapore to create a video about Thanksgiving tradition.  I am grateful to the hardworking and talented team behind the creation of such an immaculate piece of Culinary Diplomacy. Working on this video was a heartwarming experience where I enjoyed […]

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Semi-Homemade Apple Pie & Bourbon-Salted Caramel

  Hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for a large crowd calls for plenty of resourcefulness and serious time-planning skills. As I mentioned in my previous post: Thanksgiving Dinner Made Easy: Lessons Learned the Hard Way,  storebought quintessential ingredients rush to our rescue when we are totally overwhelmed by the number of dishes we have to make […]

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