Business Insights for New Food Businesses

Trending! We all know that 2020 (the pandemic year) changed a lot of things for people. For example, the pandemic forced some people to learn how to cook at home, whether at first when they were too scared to order, or later when they were too bored and needed a distraction to fill their times. …

The Ultimate Guide to Starting a Food Startup

Let’s start with a story for inspiration…   The food industry, a realm brimming with flavor, innovation, and endless possibilities, is an exciting venture for aspiring entrepreneurs. Imagine turning your passion for food into a thriving business, where your culinary creations or food-related innovations capture the hearts (and taste buds) of consumers everywhere. This blog …

From Food to Business Consulting

Dear foodies & followers of dimasharif.com,   I’m Dima Al Sharif, the voice behind this culinary journey that began back in 2006. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege of sharing my passion for food with you all, exploring many culinary traditions and especially the rich culinary traditions of my native Falasteen (Palestine) through my …

Choosing & Storing Salmon

  High in protein, minerals, and omega-3 fatty acids, salmon is a healthy and delicious seafood superstar. Its great for our overall health, brain health, and even recommended for expecting moms. Therefore, salmon is a staple in most homes. Of course never frozen salmon is the best and tastiest salmon. However, if you’re hoping to …

MOONEH Gifts Give back! (MOONEH CSR Initiatives)

Corporate gifts don’t get any more meaningful than this! MOONEH Gifts Give Back. 30% from DS Gifts proceeds go towards feeding people in need (always applicable).     The past couple of years have been tough, to say the least! They have been tough on everyone, but especially rough on the many individuals who lost …

Palestinian VS Syrian “Kofta”

The best thing about Kofta is the dipping of bread into the sauce, the filling that dipped bread with a cutting of the cooked Kofta and including a piece of that roasted tomato and chewing on this heavenly food. Anything where you can grab food with a warm, fluffy pita bread is just heavenly food! …

Comparing & Contrasting Palestinian & Syrian Versions of “Maqloobeh”

One of the most popular Levantine cuisine concoctions, “Maqloobeh” or as locally pronounced “Ma’loobeh”, could very well be the most loved shared dish in the Levant! It is everyone’s childhood memory, and everyone’s favourite comfort food. There is not a Levantine home that does not know, cook, love and appreciate Ma’loobeh! That said, there are …

Comparing Palestinian & Syrian versions of Fattet Makdoos

Fattet Makdoos is a very popular dish in Levantine cuisine. Fatteh in general is a term given to a dish that is usually layered and at the base is always bread. Coming from the Arabic term “futt Khobez” meaning breaking bread into smaller pieces. Every Fatteh will always include: a layer made out of bread …

Ramadan Special 2019 – Exploring Levantine Cuisine

   You know it is a tradition! Since I started a blog – as long as I can remember – I have always had a Ramadan Special tradition. Where every Ramadan I choose a theme, a focus point to share with you. Where usually I would post 30 posts, one each day and share …

The Health Benefits of Pickles

  Pickles in History It was not always the case that varieties of foods were available all year round for people to consume. Back in the day, as you know, there was not even refrigeration to store seasonal produce long enough let alone store in season produce for out of season use such as we …