Pickled Watermelon Rind

Yes, you heard that right! Just think of the conversations this pickle will start! Summer is the season of watermelon, and now we have access to beautiful watermelons in the …

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 …

Palestinian Maqloobeh, Baseless Historical Claims & Instagram Deleting Comments!

For Reference: Palestinian Eggplant Maqloobeh meaning eggplant upside down, is a one pot concoction in Palestinian cuisine, where rice, fried eggplants, sliced tomatoes and boiled meat are cooked together until the rice is cooked through. Once done cooking, the pot is then turned upside down over a large plate, to reveal a rice concoction that …