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Taybeh Oktoberfest is Happening Right Now!

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Taybeh Oktoberfest is Happening Right Now!

Taybeh Oktoberfest is Happening Right Now! Religious leaders offer blessings at the opening of the annual Taybeh OktoberFest which celebrates the Fall harvest and the local economy of the Palestinians living in one of Palestine’s few Christian hubs. The festival is popular among Christian Palestinians, and also many Muslims, to show support. By Maria C. Khoury, Ed. D. …

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Four reasons why you need Zahtar in your life

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Four reasons why you need Zahtar in your life

Four reasons why you need Zahtar in your life Meet the Ancient Savory Spice Blend Behind Today’s Hottest Taste Trend, Zahtar (Za’atar) There are hundreds of ways to make Zahtar and hundreds of ways to use Zahtar. There are even lots of different ways to spell it! It’s ZAHTAR – the new “it spice” for…

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Malfouf — the Rice and Roll of the Middle East

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Malfouf — the Rice and Roll of the Middle East

Malfouf — the Rice and Roll of the Middle East Published courtesy of ArabAmerica.com By Blanche Shaheen Arab America Contributing Writer The word “malfouf” in Arabic means both “cabbage” and “rolled.” So in Arab culture, cooks must have felt that it was only natural to roll up the cabbage around rice, and the popular dish…

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Qataif, Arabic folded pancake filled with walnuts, syrup

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Qataif, Arabic folded pancake filled with walnuts, syrup

Qataif, Arabic folded pancake filled with walnuts, syrup Recipe: One of the most popular Arabian sweet dishes is Qataif (Atayef, Qatayef) which is made with a pancake shell folded over a filling of crushed walnuts, brown sugar and syrup). Who can say “no” to Qataif? By Ray Hanania One of the most popular Arabian sweet…

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Ziyad Tahini named “Best” Tasting by national magazine

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Ziyad Tahini named “Best” Tasting by national magazine

Ziyad Tahini named “Best” Tasting by national magazine Cook’s Illustrated crowns the Mediterranean food company’s Tahini as their favorite among leading brands. Cooks Illustrated, the iconic magazine that investigates how and why recipes work, named Ziyad brand All Natural Tahini as the best tasting sesame seed paste on the market. The recognition is the result…

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You can make Kibbeh, yes you can

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You can make Kibbeh, yes you can

You can make Kibbeh, yes you can Kibbeh (kubbah) or friend “football shaped” burghul stuffed with diced lamb and browned sliced almonds is a popular side dish delicacy of the Mediterranean diet and a staple of most Arab meals. It’s tricky but you can do it By Ray Hanania One of my absolute favorite Middle…

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