A Fantastic Fool – Medamas

There have been remnants of fool medames uncovered in a number of the 12th Dynasty (1991-1786 B.C.) Pharonic tombs in Egypt.  This dish is one of the most common and popular forms of Egyptian street food, and probably the country’s national dish. It is typically a breakfast food, but it is best eaten during the…

Mutabbal

Another Middle Eastern staple, this is for eggplant lovers – like me – a Godsend. This is very similar in appearance and texture to hummus but made entirely out of baked eggplant.  A nice appetizer, the eggplant is a great weighty addition to any meal. Time: 45 min Serves: 6 Good for: Flavourful, ethnic  appetizer…

The Humble Hummus

It is a dish with origins in the Levant — a region that includes Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Jordan and Turkey — due to the abundance of chickpea agriculture. It is practically guaranteed if you are invited to a Levantine dinner that this will be present on the table.  Interesting fact about Hummus is that some health…

Hearty Harira Soup

Don’t let the ingredients overwhelm you, the hard part is chopping but you can do that ahead of time.  Avoid using a food processor for that because it’ll do it too fine and you’ll loose that rustic chunky consistency.  All ingredients are easy to get and the result will be well worth it.  So prep…