I used to love grocery shopping, but now I approach buying food with serious trepidation. Relentlessly climbing supermarket prices cause a mix of anger and anxiety within me, as I have never experienced such severe inflation in my lifetime. What we are experiencing in the United States is not new in other countries embroiled in…… Continue reading Egg Shortage? Substitute With This Wallet Friendly Recipe!
Sometimes, a dish can be so legendary it can create a party atmosphere in and of itself. One iconic dish in this category is Mansaf! This regal dish of turmeric rice and delicate bread is topped with tender lamb, crunchy toasted nuts, and a rich yogurt sauce. This dish has been the centerpiece of countless…… Continue reading Jordan’s National and Iconic Dish- Mansaf!
As first generation Americans, my siblings and I were not exposed to nachos until we saw everyone eating them at a middle school sports rally. Like most children, we didn’t really have high culinary standards, so salty, crunchy chips drowning in a fake cheesy sauce hooked us immediately. In high school, we looked forward to…… Continue reading My Machos Bring All the Boys to the Yard…
As the year comes to a close, there is still one more occasion to celebrate, New Year’s Eve! This is the day when the frenzy settles down, the leftovers have been eaten, the errands have been completed, and there is a little time for reflection and family togetherness. While some people enjoy dressing up for…… Continue reading Bring the Most Popular Appetizer to Your Next Party: Roasted Grape Crostini!
As a San Francisco native, I have such an appreciation for old school San Francisco, or the magical traditions that survived the test of time. For me, the list of traditional culinary experiences to fully understand this city includes: eating pizza at Pascuale’s, grabbing an ice cream at Swensens, an Irish coffee from Buena Vista Cafe,…… Continue reading A Behind the Scenes Tour of California’s Largest Gingerbread House!
I am going to keep it real right now, are you ready? When I went to France recently, I couldn’t wait to try their macarons, but my jaw dropped at the price. Each itty bitty 1 inch diameter cookie was 4 bucks! Are you kidding me? If I wanted to buy a dozen it could…… Continue reading OH LALA- FRENCH MACARONS in your KITCHEN!
My favorite indoor respite from the rain, bone chilling wind, and dark leafless trees of winter, is a warm bowl of chicken soup. I love closing my kitchen doors to sequester the spicy aroma and comforting simmer of a particularly hearty soup called Maftoul. Maftoul is the Palestinian equivalent to chicken noodle soup. From the…… Continue reading A BOWL of CHICKEN SOUP COMFORT to EAT ALL WINTER! PALESTINIAN MAFTOUL
Have you ever wanted to go back in time? In my latest experience for the NBC show “California Live,” I got to experience what life must have been like as a 19th century lass during Christmas time in London. The Charles Dicken’s novel “A Christmas Carol” comes to life in a 6 acre cavernous space…… Continue reading A Victorian Christmas Special- A Day in 19th Century London!
Hello FITME (Feast In the Middle East) Family! From the veterans who have been here since the beginning (trust me, we know who you are and you are awesome) to the people that have newly subscribed (welcome to the family!), we at Feast In the Midde East are incredibly grateful to all of you. People…… Continue reading Black Friday Sale!
Hello Friends! Well here we are. It felt like yesterday was Halloween, and literally next week is Thanksgiving! Why does the holiday season swoop in so quickly like this every year? Whether Thanksgiving is at your house, or you are bringing a dish to a potluck, or even thinking about how to use those turkey…… Continue reading Thanksgiving Recipes to the Rescue!