Chicken Makhtoom

August 22, 2011 Brenda 1

A couple of months ago, my fellow expat friend Christa and I took an Emirati cooking class as the esteemed Parti Perfect here in Abu […]

Fettah Hamra

August 4, 2011 Brenda 3

There are many versions of fettah in the Middle East. There are Lebanese, Iraqi and Egyptian versions of fettah.  Loosely speaking, the basic form of […]

Samboosak (Meat Pies)

August 1, 2011 Brenda 1

No Ramadan is complete without samboosak. These meat-filled morsels are one of my favorite parts of iftar time. I always have to contain myself from […]