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Arab’s deep appreciation for food Posted by on Apr 24, 2020


As it’s the first day of Ramadan, I would like to start by sending my warm regards to all learners who celebrate it 🙂 Ramadan Mubarak رمضان مبارك Since food is a popular topic موضوع شائع in this month, I decided to share with you some thoughts about the way food is perceived يُنظَر له …

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What’s at the Arabic Bakery? Posted by on Jul 24, 2019

You’ve probably tried pita bread خُبْز before but having fresh طازَج baked pita bread from your local bakery مَخبَز مَحلي is something else. Living in Jordan, I had gotten used to walking to the bakery and getting fresh bread, pastries, and sweets at any time. Now, living in the US, buying bread from a regular…

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Do You Know What Kashta Is? Posted by on Jul 18, 2017

Marhaba! If you have ever tasted a range of Arabic sweets and come across a creamy white ingredient that you thought tasted like heaven, then you have encountered Kashta (or Ashta as pronounced in some dialects, قشطة )! Found in most sweets such as Knefe (كنافة), Katayif (قطايف), and Znood el-Sir (زنود الست), Kashta is…

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Learn to Cook Lebanese Rice Pudding Posted by on May 23, 2017

Marhaba! Today I want to share with you a recipe for one of my favorite desserts, Rice Pudding, or as the Lebanese call it Riz bi-Halib which translates to Rice with Milk (رز بحليب). This dessert reminds me of my childhood since it was one of the main dishes that my mother cooked and always…

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How to Cook Lebanese Bulgur With Tomatoes Posted by on Jan 31, 2017

Marhaba! It has been a while since I last shared a recipe with you dear Arabic lovers. No worries, I want you all to know that my wife and I are still cooking very tasty Middle Eastern dishes and our friends keep asking us for more and more dishes, as well as recipes. Today, I…

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Prepare Potato Salad the Lebanese Way Posted by on Jul 26, 2016

Marhaba! It’s summer and as you know from my previous post on grilling chicken the Lebanese way, it’s the perfect season for barbecuing and enjoying time with family. Today, I want to teach you how to prepare potato salad the Lebanese way. I know this is a very popular side/appetizer in many countries, I firmly…

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Yogurt Drink Posted by on Jul 25, 2016

It is a hot summer! On hot summer days, there is a popular drink based on yogurt that we have in Egypt. It is very easy to prepare and it is very refreshing and nice. In a mixer or milk shake maker, mix of yogurt, milk, ice, sugar as desired and mix in the mixer…

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