Shoshanah Bread: The Road Less Traveled

  We are free to digress from the hordes. We possess the right to ditch stereotypes. And it is completely legal to choose the road less traveled…  In Na’ama’ s cozy kitchen in Washington DC, we brought together two generations of Egyptian-Americans and Israeli-Americans to a family signature recipe, “Shoshana’s Bread.” I was in Washington […]

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Mrs. Blain’s Cookies: A Tribute to an Exceptional Teacher

“Follow your common sense.  Strike a balance between love and discipline.  One shouldn’t be at the expense of the other. And everything will be just fine”.   These are a few of Mrs. Paulette Blain’s golden words.  Mrs. Blain was my daughter’s kindergarten exemplary teacher. Mrs. Paulette Blain is one of those exceptional creatures who seldom […]

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Stewed Fava Beans “Foul Medames”: The Unconditional Love

Foul Medames or Stew of Fava bean is a Middle Eastern breakfast, brunch and sometimes dinner. It is an unmistakable street food staple in Egypt. Fava beans is, by far, the white canvas of legumes dishes.  A very forgiving and inclusive dish, it proves to be.  It could be spiced up or down, cooked with either butter or oil, with or without tomato sauce, mixed with eggs or served vegan.

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