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This is my first blog post so I would like to introduce the purpose of this blog as I believe various people from different ethnicities, cultures, and races would appreciate the delicious information discussed in this blog. As a Palestinian growing up in a traditional arabic family, I have lived in a household where food plays an important role in our daily lives. My mom and my sisters spend several hours each day preparing arabic meals that mainly consist of rice, chicken, beef and various traditional appetizers such as hummus, taboola(arabic salad), and the famously teased baba ghanug. Palestinian families are well-known for having casual family gatherings (Azooomas) where various arabic meals are prepared and the people sit down for hours eating delicious food, catching up with family members, discussing politics or enjoying an arabic soap opera or movie.

Although the ingredients of Middle Eastern food are generally the same, each Middle Eastern country and even cities within a country are well-known for a particular arabic dish. For example, Palestine is highly recognized for its maklooba (upside down) arabic dish. Just a quick side note; maklooba is truly my favorite meal of all time and my mom's maklooba is, in my opinion, the best maklooba ever made. Each city prepares its meals in a different manner as arabic households have different tastes and the variety of herbs and spices lead to distinct tasting arabic dishes. This blog will discuss the assortment of arabic dishes that are enjoyed by middle eastern families. This blog will also mention the routes of the arabic dishes and point out the meal favorites and specialties of each middle eastern country. If you love learning about different cultures and have an interest in learning more about the rich culture of the Middle East, then I think that you would enjoy this blog.

15 comments:

  1. hi i reached your blog through the foodie blogroll. very few blogs that talk of arabic home food. keep it up. living in uae, but barely knowing any arabs, this is a great way to know your traditions, although i understand that each country has its own unique taste sensibilties. though i am a vegetarian (my husband enjoys arabic meat preparations) i am always on the look out of arabic vegetarian fare and i love the arabic starters with the usual babaganoush, fattoush, fatteh, and the breads. please write more about vegetarian food from your region along with stories, and do visit my blog!

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  2. Its so true about the fact that although most of the dishes are known but each city prepares it differently .. i even have few recipes originally from Yaffa where i come from that i dont think you know off .. atleast all the other palestinians i know didnt know that we make ma7shi khiyar (stuffed cucumberes) and its one of my favorites :-D ...
    i really enjoy reading your site and wish you all the best :-)
    Laila ... www.lailablogs.com

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  3. Hi Laila. really, I never heard of stuffed cucumbers before. Sounds like it tastes good. I don't like to eat Kusa but I love to eat Ma3shi but I think I would enjoy stuffed cucumbers because I enjoy eating cucumbers and pickles. Good luck with your website too.

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  7. Palestinian food is really yummie.

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  8. can some one please help me. basically i have this syrian friend who is married to a palestinian. she makes this nice arab food which is like brown colour, and crunchy which is abbit sour. its really nice. she spelt it in english as 'hera isba30' i have been looking everywher on food websites, cant find any name with that dish. some one help me whats the proper pronounciation or give the recipe thanks. :)

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