Middle Eastern

Kadeh Recipe (Assyrian Roux-Filled Pastry)

Kadeh Recipe (Assyrian Roux-Filled Pastry)

This is one of those posts where if you’re Assyrian you’re probably thinking “yes, finally!” But if you’re not, you are asking yourself, “what is this “kadeh recipe” you speak of?  Well, let’s just say that this is an Assyrian savory pastry that’s traditionally baked […]

Kileche Recipe (Assyrian Holiday Cookies)

Kileche Recipe (Assyrian Holiday Cookies)

Although I call these “Assyrian Holiday cookies,” the truth is they are very popular in the Middle East. In fact, they are Iraq’s national cookie; specifically the date filled ones.

Turkish Coffee Recipe

Turkish Coffee Recipe

I’d like to clear up the title of this post (Turkish Coffee recipe) right off the bat. As you might have read in my previous posts, certain Middle Eastern recipes are claimed by different regions.

Easy Clotted Cream Recipe (Gemar)

Easy Clotted Cream Recipe (Gemar)

Let me start off by saying that I strongly feel the word “clotted” should never be used to describe a food item. That being said, this easy clotted cream recipe is the Middle Eastern equivalent, known as “gemar,” “gamar,” or “gaymer.” For the purposes of […]

Easy Dukkah Recipe (Egyptian Spice Blend)

Easy Dukkah Recipe (Egyptian Spice Blend)

Say hello to my new favorite spice blend, known as “dukkah” or “duqqa.” Although it’s a Middle Eastern spice, it was my sister-in-law, Alison, who introduced me to it.

Okra Stew with Lamb or Beef (Bamya)

Okra Stew with Lamb or Beef (Bamya)

Of all the Assyrian stews, and there are many, okra stew is my favorite. Known as “Ladies’ fingers,” okra is the edible seed pod of the flowering okra plant.