For centuries, coffee has played a central part in the Arabic culture and traditions. It is interwoven in […]
3 desserts in one! the crust is a cross between basbousa/ harissa and a cake. The filling is a thick muhalabia (milk pudding) that provides the perfect contrast in color and texture to the golden brown crust. A feast for the eyes and taste buds
Creamy eggplant, colorful pepper immersed in a show stopping tomato sauce. The spice blend, vinegar and sugar make it complex with layers of flavor, the perfect canvass for this vegetarian Egyptian moussaka
What better way to start the day than with a white, warm and creamy drink that is dusted […]
Today’s recipe was this month’s Arabic flavor assignment 🙂 Our host Chef Rawan Sawwan chose one of the […]
I have not posted a new Arabic flavor recipe in quite some time! Come to think of it, […]
I am currently on vacation in Jordan 🙂 so I will keep this post short but I promise […]
The part I love the most about exploring any cuisine is trying recipes that I would have never tried or would have never associated with that particular cuisine had it not been for this whole blogging adventure.
Today’s recipe is a great example of that.
Some call it Saudi Pizza, others called aysh abu laham (which literally means meat bread,you see, aysh is bread in the Saudi dialect and laham means meat). A recipe popular in the Hijaz area of Saudi Arabia, particularly in Mecca. This recipe was our Arabic flavor assignment for the month of June.
When Salma (this month’s host ) revealed the recipe, I honestly had my doubts. Pizza and the traditional Saudi cuisine seemed like an odd mix (I expected a rice based main meal or a date based dessert or a cardamom scented drink) But it turns out that there is so much more to the Saudi cuisine than that just like there is so much more than pizza and pasta in the Italian cuisine
Maqluba, Makloobeh, Maklouba,Maaluba , Magluba , maqlouba, makloubeh No, a 2 year old did not gain access to […]
Isn’t it fascinating how simple ingredients like flour, butter, a pinch of salt and a splash of milk can be used to produce so many different culinary creations?
The more recipes I learn from different cuisines and cultures, the more enchanting I find human creativity to be. The recipes that come from different cultures carry a bit of that culture’s essence or soul if you will, making the experience of making those recipes “and of course eating the results” deeper, more profound and more enjoyable.
The February Arabic flavor recipe comes from Kuwait and my experience with exploring the Kuwaiti cuisine has been quite similar to other Arabic Gulf cuisines, I find myself particularly drawn to the spice profiles of the recipes
This post is almost a month late! The monthly Arabic flavor post is supposed to go up on […]
Starting the year with a warm and comforting white note 🙂 White is the color many cultures use to […]