Brine & Compound Butter: Powerful PREP for a glorious BIRD

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

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Egyptian Keshk (Kishk): Aziza’s Recipe

I am thrilled to host this week, the talented Egyptian food caterer and recipe developer Menna Rashwan. Menna, who runs her own food business out to 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 a clear evidence […]

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Semsemeya Or Egyptian Sesame Candy: Sweetness Beyond Taste

The sweetness of some childhood candies go beyond their taste! Don’t you agree? I grew up as a Christian minority in a muslim dominant country but can’t write enough about the affection that tied me with my muslim neighbors, friends, colleagues, and mentors.

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Anise Turmeric Biscotti: A Comfort Cookie

Anise Turmeric Biscotti is an easy recipe inspired by my grandma’s Egyptian kitchen. It is rich in fiber, yet low in carb and sugar. Serve it with tea or coffee or as a snack.

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Zaatar Lemon Chicken: The power of taste memory

Zaatar Lemon chicken is a roasted chicken dish that is flavorsome, incredibly easy to make. It is perfect for entertaining and wonderful as a quick-fix dinner. I concoct 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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Kabab Hala bel Batates: Egyptian Meat Stew & Potatoes

Kabab Hala is an iconic Egyptian meat stew that is associated with feasts and social gatherings. It is a slowly cooked chuck roast that is drenched in dark velvety sauce infused by collapsed caramelized onions and an assortment of warm spices. Kabab Hala makes an easy to make crockpot or slow cooker meal.

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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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