Monthly Archives: December 2011

Chocolate buttons

  Happy New Year 2012~ Wishing you good health, prosperity and lots of joy! A tiny sugar cookie shaped like a button is flavored with chocolate, coated with ganache and dabbed with a whisper of gold leaf. INGREDIENTS: 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp of baking powder 1 cup unsalted  butter room temperature 1 […]

Cabbage rolls (Mehshi malfouf)

What tourist brochures fail to mention when advertising the many advantages  of Lebanon  is that this is the place where self-expression rules. Nowhere is this more evident than on the road. Lebanese drivers favor honking as their favorite method of self-expression; to  be awakened at 3:00AM by a honking contest (when your half-conscious mind is […]

Mysterious kitchen tool

Found this in a Beirut supermarket; it is a rolling pin with stationary blades (one inch or so apart). Can anybody guess what it is used for? [Translate]

Mouloukhieh (Jew’s mallow soup)

To call this dish a soup is misleading;  like the Mexican posole it is a grand dish with many components each of which have to be prepared separately. Mouloukhieh is hugely popular in Lebanon and in Egypt and the exact origin of this dish has not been established yet. Suffice it to say that each […]

Christmas cookies

  Happy Holidays! [Translate]