Chicken Shawarma & Trimmings: Nouna’s Syrian Recipe

With this recipe for Chicken Shawarma, you will learn how to make an exotic, juicy, spicy, and crunchy shawarma sandwich in the comfort of your own home. Bonus: an easy, decadent, and egg-free Toum (garlic spread) recipe is included in the post.

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Brine & Compound Butter: Powerful PREP for a glorious BIRD

Turkey is infamous for being dry and bland, but those who spread the rumors haven’t tried the two most powerful flavor arsenals. Nothing leads to a perfectly tender and flavorful turkey other than brine and compound butter.  This is a pretty bold statement to make, I know. Yet, it is a conclusive one, based on […]

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Egyptian Keshk (Kishk): Aziza’s Recipe

This week I am thrilled to host the talented Egyptian food caterer and recipe developer, Menna Rashwan. Menna, who runs her own food business in Salt Lake City in the US, managed in relatively short time to grow a raving audience of her authentic Egyptian dishes. Her radiant Instagram page @azizaslc is clear evidence of […]

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Zaatar Lemon Chicken: The power of food memories

Zaatar Lemon chicken is a roasted chicken dish that is flavorsome and incredibly easy to make. It is perfect for entertaining and wonderful as a quick-fix dinner. I concocted this recipe relying on my unbeatable memory taste of the best grilled chicken I had in one of Egypt’s restaurant.

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Rolled Grape Leaves : A Labor of Love for those Who Well Deserve it

Rolled grape leaves are an Iconic Middle Eastern dish with a wide appeal for ostensible reasons.  The paper-thin briny grape leaves encase a juicy traditional mix of rice and meat, either beef or lamb or only rice. The stuffing is spiked by an assortment of pungent spices such as cardamom, cumin, allspice, and cinnamon.

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