Traditional Perde Pilavi

Traditional Perde Pilavi

If you're looking for a dish that will transport you to the vibrant flavors of the Middle East, look no further than the traditional perde pilavi! While it may seem daunting to recreate this dish at home, the recipe is easier than you might think. With simple...

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Middle Eastern Spiced Rice

Middle Eastern Spiced Rice

I could never imagine finding a former Syrian refugee in Denver. Not only I happened to meet him, but I also discovered that he created a divine Middle Eastern spiced rice. Despite his refusal to give me the recipe, I managed to recreate it and I'm sharing the story...

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Aromatic Yellow Rice Shawarma

Aromatic Yellow Rice Shawarma

I could never imagine that the most memorable Middle Eastern dish. I would have it in America and not in one of the Middle Eastern countries. However, the yellow rice shawarma was so special that even my spouse who isn’t as foodie as me, loved and praised it many...

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Savory and Aromatic Persian Lubia Polo

Savory and Aromatic Persian Lubia Polo

Middle Eastern restaurants are my favorite. I've never experienced such a richness of flavors in any other cuisine. This is why if I want to impress a client, I take him to one of these restaurants. Like this client in the following story. Not only we had a successful...

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Best Lebanese Mujadara – Lentils and Rice

Best Lebanese Mujadara – Lentils and Rice

I was unaware of the richness of Lebanese cuisine until I visited a Middle Eastern restaurant in Memphis. One dish, Lebanese mujadara (lentils and rice), made me a fan. This dish opened the door to the world of Middle Eastern flavors. This is my story. The Middle...

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