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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Feteer Meshaltet Helw: Try this Ancient Egyptian Flaky Sweet Pastry

The recipe of Feteer Helw or Egyptian sweet flaky pastry probably dates back to the ancient Egyptian civilization.  According to some resources, this pastry was made by ancient Egyptians and offered as an oblation to the pharaohs’ worshiped gods back then. It is made of simple ingredients, yet its flavors and textures are unrivaled.

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Dahdah: Jordanian Semolina Dessert with a Walnut-Cinnamon Filling

Dahdah is a Jordanian vibrant dessert that is nor crunchy, nor cakey, it tastes like a large crumbly cookie that collapses once you bite into it. The pungency of the cinnamon note definitely gives it an edge and pairs so well with the walnut.  The addition of turmeric lends the cake its vibrant, happy color

This dessert is put together in no time if you crush the roasted walnuts and clarify your butter in advance. Having said this, store-bought clarified butter will do just fine.

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Bran Sea Bass : A Fresh Breeze from Alexandria-Egypt

I am thrilled to partner with Mediterranean Lifestyle magazine with this article about Egyptian Grilled Bran Fish. It is more than a mere recipe. It is a piece of food memoirs rooted in my hometown: Alexandria, Egypt.
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Dates Pudding: A tribute to My father

NON-SPONSORED POST I would love to thank all my followers and readers who texted or emailed me to offer condolences for the loss of my beloved father. My father was an exceptional man who challenged me to excel in everything I do.  He braved the archaic norms of a masculine society and sent me to […]

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Egyptian Falafel: Zero Food Waste

A granite pestle and a mortar trigger the best qualities in spices, so do hardships to us.  We rise as better human beings as we are forced to grow out of our comfort zone. As unpleasant as COVID-19 could be, it is also a rare opportunity to slow down and reflect on our own journey […]

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